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John of Nikiû, The Chronicle 78.43-45

“Certain men took the remains of Saint John the Baptist and conveyed them to Alexandria, where they eventually came into the possession of the patriarch Theophilus, who destroyed the temple of Serapis and converted it into a massive and much decorated church. A tomb was built inside the church and the head of Saint John the Baptist was deposited there amid great rejoicings and a glorious feast. And the inhabitants of the city were uplifted because of him and made him notable with praise.” – John of Nikiû, The Chronicle 78.43-45

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