April 17 2019 11:07am

Rome’s ‘Holy Stairs’ exposed to public for first time in 300 years

According to tradition, the stairs, known as the “Scala Sancta,” were part of Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and brought to Rome in 326. Some Catholics believe they were climbed by Jesus in Jerusalem, and they have now been uncovered from a protective casing and restored for the first time in nearly three centuries.

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