Holy Lance

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Crucifixion relic. Recorded as early as 570, it is ‘re’discovered at Antioch during the First Crusade (1098). The Turkish sultan sent it to Pope Innocent VIII from Constantinople in 1492.


Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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