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Danny L.
Danny L. • 1 year ago

The Holy Spear of Destiny, Echmiadzin Lance. In 1655, the French traveler Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was the 1st Westerner to see this relic in Armenia. In 1805, the Russians captured the monastery and the relic was moved to Tchitchanov Geghard, Tbilisi, Georgia. It was later returned to Armenia at Echmiadzin, where it is always visible and enshrined in a 17th century reliquary Rather, it is the point of a sigillum, perhaps Byzantine, with a diamond-shaped iron openwork Greek cross.