Who stole the True Cross?
Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes
The True Cross became famous over the centuries as it performed miracle after miracle. According to the legend, the Sassanian king Chosroes II (590-628; Khosrau in Persian) coveting its power, stole the relic and used it to subjugate his citizens.
When was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre rebuilt?
Why is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre considered the burial site of Jesus Christ? The shrine built by Constantine around the tomb was partly destroyed by Persian invaders in the seventh century A.D. and destroyed again by the Fatimids in 1009. The church was rebuilt in the mid-11th century.