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I found this crucifix that has four glass vials, one each at the points of the cross, filled with what looks like gravel or sand.   The back is stamped Jerusalem and marked with the stations of the cross (I think)

Can anyone tell me the history of this item? 

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I believe the crucifix is made from the dogwood tree.


The legend goes like this: In Jesus’ time, dogwood trees grew in Jerusalem. Then, dogwoods were tall, large, and similar to oak trees in strength. Because of its mightiness, the tree was chopped down and made into the cross Jesus was crucified upon.

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They sell them on Amazon. $30. Search “souvenir crucifix with sand”.

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Is the sand taken from Jerusalem?  If not, what is the identity of the sand or gravel?

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that's it

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Olive wood, not dogwood.  hand made olive wood from the holy land

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