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The anchor appeared as the royal emblem of Seleucus the First, king of the Seleucid dynasty established after Alexander the Great's campaigns.

Seleucus reputedly chose the symbol because he had a birthmark in the shape of an anchor.

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Archaeologists found about 70 examples of these kinds of messages in one cemetery alone.

But where did Christians get the idea to use an anchor in the first place?

Whatever the case, the anchor did not reappear until the 1600s, when it experienced a two-century renaissance, particularly as a symbol engraved on tombs.

One wonders if the recent interest stirred by Michael Card marks the beginning of a new revival of this ancient symbol.

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