England, in 1534, there was found in the monument which was supposed to be that of Constantius Chlorus①, father to the great Constantine, a burning lamp, which was thought to have continued burning there ever since his burial, which was about 300 years after Christ.
About the year 1550, in the island of Nesis②, a marble sepulcher of a certain Roman was discovered; upon the opening of which a burning lamp, affording a powerful illumination, was discovered. The light of this lamp was speedily extinguished once aired. It appeared from undoubted tokens in the mode of inscription that this wonderful lamp had been placed before the advent of the Savior③.
① Constantius Chlorus：君士坦提乌斯一世，公元250-306，是西罗马帝国的皇帝。他因为脸色苍白的外表特征，在拜占庭史学家笔下常称他为克洛鲁斯·君士坦提乌斯（Chlorus，源自于希腊语中的“苍白”），或称为君士坦提乌斯一世。他是君士坦丁王朝的开创者，也是著名的君士坦丁大帝的父亲。健康不佳的君士坦提乌斯，在登基为奥古斯都十五个月后就死去了。306年，他的儿子君士坦丁就在约克被父亲的军团拥立为皇帝。