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Sacred Objects

Ark of the Covenant
gilded wooden chest in which God’s presence dwelt when communicating with the people. [O.T.: Exodus 25:10]
Black Stone, the
sacred stone at Mecca worshiped since ancient times. [Islamic Religion: Brewer Dictionary, 112]
Holy Grail
cup said to have been used by Jesus at the Last Supper. [Christian Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 412]
baetyl, baetylus
stone fallen from heaven, regarded as sacred. [Antiquity: EB (1963) II, 920]
zaïmph
mysterious veil of the Carthaginian moon-goddess Tanit. [Fr. Lit.: Flaubert Salammbú in Magill I, 860]
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