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 ipedia.com: True Cross Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 614 the Sassanian Khosrau II of Persia removed it as a trophy, when he captured Jerusalem.
Thirteen years later, in 628, the Emperor of the East Heraclius defeated Khosrau ("Chosroes") and retook the relic, which he at first placed in Constantinople and later, took back to Jerusalem.
Around 1009, Christians in Jerusalem hid the cross and it remained hidden until it was rediscovered, in 1099, at a moment when it was sorely needed, during the First Crusade.
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 Definition of History of the Levant
Shortly thereafter, though, the province of Persia rose up in revolt, and defeated the last Parthian emperor in 224.
Unable to stop his advance, Khosrau II of Persia was assassinated and the Sassanid empire fell into anarchy.
Weakened by their quarrels, neither empire was prepared to deal with the onslaught of the Arabs, newly unified under the banners of Islam and anxious to expand their faith.
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