Dazzling jeweled 'Saint' skeletons

Dazzling jeweled 'Saint' skeletons

Credit: Paul Koudounaris

"Heavenly Bodies," published by Thames & Hudson, reveals ancient jewel-encrusted skeletons found and photographed across Europe by historian Paul Koudounaris. St. Vincentus' ribs are exposed beneath a web of golden leaves, in Stams, Austria. The hand raised to cover the face is a gesture of modesty.

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Posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:20 PM

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