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The skull of St. Getreu in Ursberg, Germany, is covered in silk mesh and fine wirework set with gemstones, which may have been done in Mindelheim, Germany. (Paul Koudounaris) the Catacombs Of Rome

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Morbid Anatomy: Bones with Bling: The Amazing Jewelled Skeletons of Europe, St Clemens, Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Rott-am-Inn, Germany

The unbelievable unearthed skeletons from the Roman catacombs.

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Skeletons Found in Roman Catacombs - Imgur

Skeletons Found in Roman Catacombs

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome. Heavenly Bodies Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs By Paul Koudounaris

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Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome Back in 1578 came the fascinating discovery of a network of labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. The tombs were home to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs.

from Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudounaris

Saint Coronatus joined a convent in Heiligkreuztal, Germany, in - Meet the Fantastically Bejeweled Skeletons of Catholicism’s Forgotten Martyrs

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs: Paul Koudounaris: 9780500251959: Amazon.com: Books

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs: Paul Koudounaris: 9780500251959: Amazon.com: Books

St. Alexander--'Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.’

Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.’ By Toby de Silva

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Art historian Paul Koudounaris hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world's most secretive religious establishments.

Rest in Style: Medieval Blinged-Out Skeletons Used as German Tourist Attractions | Raw File | Wired.com

Rest in Style: Medieval Blinged-Out Skeletons Used as German Tourist Attractions

Gutenzell, Germany martyr from the Roman Catacombs (Katakombenheilige) The parish church in Gutenzell possess four exquisite full skeleton relics.

7US-K1-0968-000069 Kisslegg, Germany, St. Clemens, chest detail. Photo 2012. © akg-images / Paul Koudounaris

7US-K1-0968-000069 Kisslegg, Germany, St. Clemens, chest detail. Photo 2012. © akg-images / Paul Koudounaris

In 1578 in Rome were discovered catacombs: in them, skeletons of martyrs that were later on sent across Europe to be adorned with jewels and placed in their designated churches. But where are they know? Art Historian Paul Koudounaris found out for us and told us in a just released book Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints.

- Waldsassen, Germany, detail of St. The Basilika at Waldsassen holds the largest extent collection of presumed skeletons of martyrs from the Roman Catacombs still on display. There are ten ful -

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