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Interesting facts about the history of recorded history.
From fire on Mount Athos to Saxon king crosses
Monastery in a war zone, affluent Essenes, and Luther's loo
Rediscovered Bach aria, buried Saxon church, and digitizing one of the world's oldest New Testament manuscripts
First church of Norway, Da Vinci's fingerprint, and the cradle of Scottish Christianity
Oldest church discovered, Christian history in the movies, rare book by Roger Williams
In New Orleans, the saints go marching on.
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The discovery of the Nag Hammadi collection brought ancient Gnostic writings to light.
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In the Byzantine era, 300 years before the Muslim conquest, the Holy Land bloomed into a center of Christian worship, pilgrimage, and monasticism.
Interesting facts about Christianity in the Holy Land.
The holiest site in Christendom has endured an unholy amount of destruction and violence.
Luther couldn’t resist speaking out on indulgences one more time.
A piece of the true cross has been stolen in Toronto—but how did it get there in the first place?
Christianity has a long history in China, but much of it lies buried by time, dirt, and false assumptions.
Have archaeological discoveries like the James ossuary served or obscured the quest to verify the Bible?
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November 18, 1095: Pope Urban II opens the Council of Clermont to reform the Church and to plan the First Crusade. The 200 bishops attending the council decreed that those traveling to Jerusalem would be granted a plenary indulgence (see issue 40: The Crusades).

November 18, 1302: Pope Boniface VIII publishes "Unam Sanctam," declaring there is "One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church" outside of which there is "neither salvation nor remission of sins." Emphasizing the pope's position as Supreme Head ...

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