Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures

In his book Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs Paul Koudounaris tells the tale of the skeletons of martyred saints that were discovered in the catacombs under Rome in the late 16th century. The skeletons were covered with elaborate jewelry and ornate clothing and distributed to churches around Europe. Learn more about the book and the Catacomb Saints at this link. 

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Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs by Paul Koudounaris tells the story of lavishly adorned skeletons from 17th century Europe.

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