Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

cover_heavenly_bodiesHeavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

By Paul Koudounaris

Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies. In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground tombs, which were thought to hold the remains of thousands of early Christian martyrs. Read more…

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