Kohteen kielivariantti : Çemberlitaş sütunu
Paikkakunta : Istanbul
Maa : Turkey
Rakennustyyli : Roomalainen antiikki
Kohde kartalla (vihreä nuoli)
“…In one shrine alone, that under the Porphyry Column in the Forum of Constantine, were secreted the holy nails used in the crucifixion, the axe with which Noah built the Ark, and the Dodekathronon, the twelve baskets in which had been collected the leftover loaves and fishes from the feeding of the five thousand, which had been miraculously rediscovered by the dowager Empress Helena near the Sea of Galilee. Elsewhere in the city could be found the Crown of Thorns, the head of John the Baptist (‘complete with hair and beard’ according to one source) the bodies of most of the innocents murdered by King Herod, and great chunks of the True Cross.”
William Dalrymple, From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1998, p. 35.
Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen