19 Bejeweled Skeletons That'll Blow Your Mind
Oh, you didn't know the skeletons of martyrs were unabashedly decked out in gems? WELCOME TO THE CLUB.
The following excerpts are from Dr. Paul Koudounaris, who recently published a book, Heavenly Bodies, in which he explains the history behind each of the decorated martyrs.
St. Maximus (Bürglen, Switzerland)
St. Konstantious (Rorschach, Switzerland)
Head relic of St. Deodatus (Roggenburg, Germany)
St. Vincentus (Stams, Austria)
St. Pancratius (Wil, Switzlerand)
Konrad II (Mondsee, Austria)
St. Felix (Gars am Inn, Germany)
St. Luciana (Heiligkreuztal, Germany)
St. Leontius (Muri, Switzerland)
St. Canditus (Irsee, Germany)
St. Faustine (Porrentruy, Switzerland)
St. Valerius (Weyarn, Germany)
St. Albertus (Burgrain, Germany)
St. Deodatus (Rheinau, Swizterland)
St. Friedrich (Melk, Austria)
Hand of St. Valentin (Bad Schussenried, Germany)
St. Benedictus (Berg am Laim, Munich, Germany)
St. Munditia (Munich, Germany)
St. Valentinus (Waldsassen, Germany)
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