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Ornamented relics were reminders to the faithful of heavenly treasures to come…


Enjoy a photographic series of the “Dazzling Jeweled ‘Saint’ Skeletons” from the catacombs of Rome, here.


And for an extra treat, here is a video interview with a scholar (and author/artist) who is truly attuned to the beauty of death:


The Empire Of Death – Art In Human Bone