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Rome's "Holy Stairs" bared for first time in 30 years Updated: 2019-04-19 07:13:40 KST

Rome's "Holy Stairs", which Catholics believe were climbed by Jesus in Jerusalem, have been restored for the first time in nearly three centuries.
The 28 marble stairs that been covered by a protective wooden casing will remain bare for people to see until June.
The stairs also known as the "Scala Sancta" were brought to Rome in 326 AD by St. Helen, the mother of Roman emperor Constantine.
It was encased since 1723 and the restorers found coins, photos, rosaries and small hand-written notes with prayers left over the years.
Now that it is open for worshippers, crowds of people have lined up to hobble up the steps.
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