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Ancient Christian Cross Found in Northern Pakistan
UCA News ^ | 6/18/20

Posted on 06/20/2020 5:52:16 PM PDT by marshmallow

A huge marble cross discovered high in the mountains of Baltistan is thought to be up to 1,200 years old

A Christian cross believed to be up to 1,200 years old and weighing more than three tons has been discovered in Skardu in northern Pakistan.

A three-member expedition team from the University of Baltistan, Skardu, discovered the huge marble cross high in the mountain range of Kavardo in Baltistan.

The team — led by vice-chancellor Muhammad Naeem Khan together with director of academics Zakir Hussain Zakir and director of external links Ishtiaq Hussain Maqpoon — visited the site to study the cultural find accompanied by local villagers and mountain guides.

“The huge cross of marble rock weighing 3-4 tons and measuring approximately 7x6 feet has been found some two kilometers from the base camp, high in the mountains of Kavardo, Baltistan, overlooking the Indus River,” the team said in a press release on June 14.

According to initial estimates, the cross is believed to be 1,000 to 1,200 years old.

Khan described the discovery of the cross as if "it descended on Karakarum directly from the heavens."

According to researcher Wajid Bhatti, it is a Thomanian cross and one of the biggest crosses discovered on the subcontinent.

(Excerpt) Read more at ucanews.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; History
KEYWORDS: baltistan; faithandphilosophy; godsgravesglyphs; indusriver; ishtiaqhmaqpoon; kavardo; muhammadnaeemkhan; pakistan; skardu; wajidbhatti; zakirhussainzakir

1 posted on 06/20/2020 5:52:16 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Take plenty of pics because it will be blown to smithereens in 3... 2...


2 posted on 06/20/2020 5:55:33 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: marshmallow

Well before islam ever got there


3 posted on 06/20/2020 5:59:39 PM PDT by 2banana (Common ground with islamic terrorists-they want to die for allah and we want to arrange the meeting)
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To: 2banana

Oh Islam was there already. At this point Christians were living within the various Caliphates.


4 posted on 06/20/2020 6:22:10 PM PDT by Borges
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To: marshmallow

Won’t be long before the muzzies destroy it.


5 posted on 06/20/2020 6:40:20 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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To: Borges

$hit! What did it take to make it slave labor?


6 posted on 06/20/2020 6:40:56 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 2banana

Islam arrived in Pakistan in 711.

It appears to be about 400 years after islam.

Probably in an old church they destroyed.


7 posted on 06/20/2020 6:53:33 PM PDT by Vermont Lt
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[snip] Within Islam, the major religion in Pakistan, there are different factions: Shia, Sunni, Ismaili. Baltistan practices predominantly Nurbakhshi Shiism and Sufism, the latter being the majority among the Balti people of the eastern region, where the Hushe Valley is located. [/snip]

https://www.baltistan.eus/en/news/articles/the-nurbakhshi-religion-in-baltistan


8 posted on 06/20/2020 8:03:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Thomanians mentioned in Herodotus:

https://books.google.com/books?id=0yUIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA267&lpg=PA267&dq=Thomanians&source=bl&ots=qcOe9U0Om1&sig=ACfU3U3Z3Osxnhj6wjMSO02YpjgWASPzOA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwim8qCu9pHqAhUXHM0KHSFaA7kQ6AEwBXoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=Thomanians&f=false


9 posted on 06/20/2020 8:05:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Pakistan did not exist in 711.


10 posted on 06/20/2020 8:22:14 PM PDT by nwrep
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11 posted on 06/20/2020 10:10:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: marshmallow

It looks a little difficult to hide.


12 posted on 06/20/2020 10:40:24 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: marshmallow

This should not have been announced.

The Taliban will now find it and destroy it.


13 posted on 06/21/2020 7:40:07 AM PDT by Wuli (Get)
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To: nwrep

Did the dirt that it rests on exist?

Pedantic much?


14 posted on 06/21/2020 7:40:45 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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