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The Largest Medieval Altar, Consecrated by Crusaders in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Found Covered in Graffiti

On July 15, 1149, Jerusalem marked a significant milestone: fifty years prior, European Crusaders had captured the Holy City and established the Kingdom of Jerusalem, ending centuries of Muslim rule. This golden jubilee was celebrated with a grand reconsecration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity’s holiest sites. At the heart of […]