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Duomo – The Holy Nail

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Above the main altar, the most precious relic of Duomo is preserved inside a small crystal case: the Holy Nail. According to the tradition, this is one of the nails used to crucify Jesus Christ, found by Elena, Emperor Constantine's mother, up on Golgota hill in the first half of the 15th century. If you look closer it is curious to observe that the shape is not the usual one for nails. It actually is a 24cm long metal-made spike with a ring at an endpoint that is hooked in another bigger ring.

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