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8. St. Luciana (Heiligkreuztal, Germany) “One of four full skeletons once owned by the nuns at the convent in Heiligkreuztal. She is no longer displayed in the church, but is kept in a small museum on the property.” Photo by Dr. Paul Koudounaris, who recently published a book, Heavenly Bodies, in which he explains the history behind each of the decorated martyrs.

19 Bejeweled Skeletons That'll Blow Your Mind

Luciana (Heiligkreuztal, Germany) “One of four full skeletons once owned by the nuns at the convent in Heiligkreuztal. She is no longer displayed in the church, but is kept in a small museum on the property.

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

Jewelled skeletons. The hand of St Canditus, Irsee, Germany. Photo by Paul Koudounaris.

Bejewelled and decorated skeletons

The hand of St Canditus, Irsee, Germany Picture: Paul Koudounaris

Cadavre d'enfant dans les catacombes des Capucins - Palerme

Catacombs of the Capuchins (Italian Catacombe dei Cappuccini) & burial catacombs located in the city of Palermo in Sicily

St. Faustine (Porrentruy, Switzerland) | “She was a popular local patron saint, but her appearance was later found to be too macabre for modern tastes, and she was moved to a storage unit.”

Faustine (Porrentruy, Switzerland) - “She was a popular local patron saint, but her appearance was later found to be too macabre for modern tastes, and she was moved to a storage unit.

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome - Imgur

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome

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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9 Photos Of Blinged Out Skulls To Leave You Yearning For The Afterlife

Tarim mummy Caucasian mummies found in China - some believed to be Celts.  Really high preservation.

Tocharian female is a Tarim mummy and lived around BC. She was tall, with a high nose and long flaxen blond hair, perfectly preserved in ponytails. The weave of her clothing appears similar to Celtic cloth. She was around 40 years-old when she died.

Вуазон-пуазон. Лак и кости весенних обострений. — Vertebra Prominens

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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Not really sugar skulls, but these are beautiful! In a creepy sort of way, maybe. the Fantastically Bejeweled Skeletons of Catholicism’s Forgotten Martyrs

joias de valentino | São Benedito, em Munique, Alemanha

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

A maille chainmail Coif fused with the skull of the man who died wearing it, recovered from the site of the battle of Visby, Gotland, ca. 1361 : oddlyweird

A maille chainmail Coif fused with the skull of the man who died wearing it, recovered from the site of the battle of Visby, Gotland, ca. 1361 : oddlyweird

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome

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Palermo, Sicily Capuchin Catacombs which we visited.

Discover Capuchin Monastery Catacombs in Palermo, Italy: Catacombs with thousands of well-dressed mummies.

Italy's Spookiest Spots: Not Just for Halloween: Mummies Cemetery in Urbania's Church of the Dead

Italy's Spookiest Spots Are Not Just for Halloween

Mummies in Italy: Mummy Picture: Mummy on display at the Church of the Dead in Urbania

The Grisly Mummies of Sicily's Catacombs -Umberto Agnello

sixpenceee: “Screaming mummies have been found all over the world. At first archeologists were baffled but it turns out if the jaw isn’t strapped shut when a body is mummified, it naturally falls open.

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