Priceless Christian relics have been discovered in a secret chamber of a monastery that allegedly includes a nail used in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Archaeologists working in the Milevsko monastery in the Czech Republic found a six-inch long piece of nail inside a box adorned with a 21-karat gold cross.
The box was built between 260 and 416 AD and is inscribed with the letters ‘IR,’ which translates to ‘Jesus is King.’
The hidden treasury room, according to experts, was used to conceal rare artifacts from raids by Hussite troops in the early 15th century.
Researchers excavating the scene say that they cannot confirm if the nail came from the ‘True Cross,’ but note the discovery ‘is even greater than the reliquary of St. Maurus, reports the Czech News Agency (ČTK). (Read more from “‘Nail From Christ’s Crucifixion’ Found in Box Inscribed With ‘Jesus Is King'” HERE)