Some time ago I found this passage in a book about the Shroud of Turin
by Ian Wilson.
The passage fascinated me, but I couldn't find
anything more about the snake incident, searching everywhere for something more
I even had several journalists look for something
that might elucidate the episode.
Recently I submitted a query and the book
excerpt to Chris Aubeck's Magonia Exchange, and got (only) this reply:
The reference from Magonia might be the
incident, but the time-frame is wrong, unless Wilson's date of 846 A.D. (or CE
if you prefer) is wrong.
So, I'm asking if any one of our intrepid
readers knows more about the alleged panic in Rome by a snake -- any date, any
place in the city?