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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 24

The Emperor went to the Church of Saint Sophia to bury his father, and the earth was dug by him to put his father therein, and there he found a plate of gold, with a body beneath it, and on the plate was written in Greek, in Hebrew, and in Latin: ‘Jesus Christ will be born of Mary the Virgin, and I believe in Him.’ And according to the date that was on the plate itself, it was two thousand years before Christ's birth when that writing was made, and the plate is still in that church, and they say that it was the wise philosopher Hermogenes who was buried there.