1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at Vindolanda Roman fort, Britain

A few pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice, believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind, has been found at the Vindolanda Roman fort in Britain. It's currently on display at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland.

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. (REUTERS/Lee Smith)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. (REUTERS/Lee Smith)

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort believed to be the oldest artefact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

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Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort, believed to be the oldest artifact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at a museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

Pieces of a 1,400-year-old Christian chalice found at the Vindolanda Roman fort, believed to be the oldest artifact of its kind ever found in Britain, are seen on display for the first time at a museum in Northumberland, Britain August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith (REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 07:05 PM IST
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