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Old 23rd April 2018, 10:07   #1 (permalink)
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Happy St George's day.

He was born in Cappadocia.
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I thought he was supposedly born in what is now Isreal ...anyway have a good one.
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I never met him......
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Happy St George's day.

He was born in Cappadocia.


http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/v...out-St-George/
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I thought he was supposedly born in what is now Isreal ...anyway have a good one.
I think he died in what's now Israel. So you were close , just the wrong end.
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This wont be on any EDL type sites, he wouldnt get a look in after Brexit

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And what's more the legend is actually based on the Egyptian story of the God Horus fighting the great snake Anophosis - white versus black, good versus evil, the fundamental belief that underpins all religions. In the Temple of Isis, in Khargi Oasis in the Western Desert, there is a wall relief depicting the struggle. It looks exactly like the medieval pictures of St George and the dragon, but it's 3000 years old!

Ancient Egypt, the source of so many of our treasured beliefs!!
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There's a fabulous portrait image of him in burnished gold in the monastery of St Catherine in the Sinai desert, at the place where the miracle of the burning bush is said to have happened.
The weird thing is the likeness to Princess Diana in her young days with very short blonde hair. I still have a postcard of it somewhere from a visit over 30 yrs ago.
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I will bet there was a load of folk who looked like that in the roman middle east
Maybe a little artistic license?
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So there i was , only the second ever white guy in the Holy lands , and guess what happened ?

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