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Relics

Ground Zero: Memorial Museum's Invisible Ingredients

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

This anonymous little store will endure as the truest testament of what was there and all that was lost. It stands as the purest expression of memory possible: A memory encased in continuing function at the service of architecture and its modern demands.

Real Life Dragon Bones

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

In a smattering of medieval churches across Europe, relics from the saintly tradition of dragon slaying still hang from the walls or rest behind lush glass cases, claiming to be actual bones from the mythological beasts.

That Bleeping Flowers Is Back On the Case In STORM FRONT

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

It all gets sorted out by the end of the story; and is exciting, complex and funny all the way through the book. Virgil is a unique character with a unique perspective. He is laid back, laconic and extremely intelligent.

Has the Art Market Gone Medieval?

John Seed | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
John Seed

On the 26th of March, several news sources reported that casino magnate Steve Wynn had sold Picasso's 1932 painting "Le Rêve" to hedge fund owner Steven Cohen for $155 million dollars.

Unbelievable Ark Of The Covenant Discovery Announcement

Posted 01.10.2012 | Travel

Reports are cropping up that the fabled Ark of the Covenant, said to contain the remnants of the Ten Commandments, has been discovered along with the ...

What Is A Relic? Saintly Keepsakes From The Macabre To The Magnificent

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

"It is that same longing to connect on a physical and not just spiritual level that draws the faithful to the tombs of the saints, ... the altars before which they prayed, even the prisons where they were tortured," author Thomas Craughwell writes in his new book.

Shroud Of Turin Going Back Up Before The Public

AP | FRANCESCO MANETTI and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

TURIN, Italy — The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, and closely kept ...