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Soon after its arrival in France, the Crown of Thorns had been kept in a church whose existence was a red rag to the already incensed revolutionaries of Paris.
The ultimate reliquary for the Crown of Thorns was La Sainte Chapelle, purpose built in the 13th century to house this and other sacred relics. Oddly, the revolutionaries respected the relic's integrity more than the kings who were so keen to make an impression. For this reason, no parts of it have gone missing since 1790.

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