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Mount Nebo – Moses and the Ark of the Covenant

Mount Nebo was said to be where the Ark of the Covenant was concealed and where Moses died after nearly reaching the Promised Land

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Via Dolorosa – what happened before the Crucifixion

Having had his face wiped by Veronica, Jesus then met the faithful women of Jerusalem and fell once more before being taken to the place where he was to be crucified. These last stages are marked on the Via Dolorosa…

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Via Dolorosa – where Veronica met Jesus

Needless to say there is no mention of this incident in the gospels but it pops up in various apocrypha (stuff written long after the gospels or not accepted by the church to be included in the bible) like The…

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Via Dolorosa – where Jesus met Simon of Cyrene

If you recall, the three synoptic gospels say that a man called Simon of Cyrene offered to carry the cross for a while as Jesus wearied.  This is the fifth station.  On the wall next to the chapel marking this…

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Medieval video games – are they getting it right?

There’s some amazing medieval video games out there but do they reflect the real horror of medieval battles and sieges – Tony McMahon reports

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