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THE HOLY LANCE: The Holy Lance, precious because it pierced the side of Christ at the time of his crucifixion, has been claimed to be just about everywhere in Europe—from Antioch to Rome; from Armenia to the Holy Roman Empire. In the 13th century, Louis IX bought a fragment of it to house at the Saint Chapelle in Paris. It disappeared during the Revolution. Since 1492, another fragment has been in Rome.

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