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A Crusader-Era High Altar Resurfaces in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher

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For decades it was known only as the “graffiti stone.” Leaning against a wall in a shadowy corner of Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher, the big blank rock the size of a dining-room table invited scribbling by passing pilgrims and tourists. But two Israeli researchers who recently examined the other side of the stone say the neglected…