Allegedly brought to Rome by St. Helena--even though she lived in Constantinople. Yet another scam of the faithful perpetuated by the Holy See over the centuries.
Yes, those "historically authenticated" sites of Jesus, mostly from heresay, and, as one religious tourist guide told Richard Dawkins during a tour in a doco, from "tradition" and stories "handed down" through the ages. (Dawkins seemed less than convinced). But the faithful are so gullible. If they told them this was where Jesus got his car serviced, they'd probably believe it.
"the original stairs, which contain three small bronze crosses embedded in the marble and spots believed to be stained by Jesus’ blood."
"The restorers also found large furrows running along each step, which they deduced were caused by the toes of pilgrims’ shoes as they knelt and rose to move up to the next step over the course of centuries."
So many people have gone up these stairs on their knees that they created furrows in the marble, but the blood of someone who supposedly climbed them 2000 years ago still stains them??? Am I the only one who sees something wrong with that contradiction?
Louhelen Baha'i School in Davidson, MI has a rocking chair that Abdu'l Baha supposedly sat in located in their prayer room... roped off so no one else can sit in it.... and the House of Worship in Willmette, IL has a stone he said would be the cornerstone of the place... it's in the basement, and the carpet is cut around it so it sticks out of the floor... so much for it being a cornerstone... religions are ridiculous. And this kind of fanaticism is the textbook definition of idolatry.