‘Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.’ - Immortal, Toby de Silva … All images by Toby de Silva
The Most Beautiful Dead: Photographs of Europe's Jeweled Skeletons
St. Friedrich at the Benedictine abbey in Melk, Austria, is presented in a typical reclining pose and holds a laurel branch as a sign of victory.
Japanese human body suit being prepared for tanning?!
X-ray reveals hidden mini tower inside statue of ancient Buddhist leader in Kyoto: An X-ray image of the interior of the statue shows a slip of paper inside the gorinto tower. Daigoji temple, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, was founded by monk Rigen Daishi (832-909) during the Heian Period (794-1185). The seated statue of Rigen Daishi at the temple is designated as one of Japan’s important cultural properties. (Provided by the Nara National Museum)
Tirados das catacumbas de Roma no século XVII, na fronteira entre Alemanha e a República Tcheca, as relíquias de santos martirizados foram vestidas com pedras e joias da época, antes de serem enterrados na Igreja São Pedro e São Paulo. O Vaticano decidiu ‘embalsamar’ os esqueletos dos santos com joias para que cada um deles (...)