Can't help with other suggestions, but the pedant in me insists that Iona
was not in the Roman Empire .....
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Subject: Crosses as Markers
> Does anyone know of the _first_ time a cross was used to mark the site of
a historical event anywhere in the Roman empire outside of the Holy Land? It
could be the site of the death of an important person or a major battlefield
or the site of a miracle or synod... The only one I can think of is a marker
(which I think was a cross, but I may be mistaken on that)placed where St.
Columba died on Iona. I'd perfer the site of an event other than the death
of a saint.
> Michelle Ziegler