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The World's Most Fascinating Religious Relics

Within the world of religion, relics are either the personal belongings or surviving body parts of a saint or other notably holy person. Sometimes a relic can just be an item that people are reasonably sure the holy person in question has touched. These objects are often placed in a shrine or similar facility where the faithful can come worship, venerate, or snap an Instagram of them. While Christianity, with its abundance of saints, certainly has other religions outpaced in terms of quantity...

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    The World's Most Fascinating Religious Relics - Grunge

    The World's Most Fascinating Religious Relics - Grunge

    Within the world of religion, relics are either the personal belongings or surviving body parts of a saint or other notably holy person. Sometimes a relic can just be an item that people are reasonably sure the holy person in question has touched. These objects are often placed in a shrine or similar facility where the faithful can come worship, venerate, or snap an...

    Christian Relics That Are Still Missing - Grunge

    Christian Relics That Are Still Missing - Grunge

    The veneration of relics in Christianity, specifically Catholicism, is a fascinating piece of faith. According to Vice, religious historians actually know exactly when the adoration of things like saints' body parts began — with a Syrian bishop named Polycarp. Polycarp was teaching this new-fangled religion called Christianity way back in the second century...

    Fake Archaeological Finds That Nearly Changed History

    Fake Archaeological Finds That Nearly Changed History

    At some point in your childhood, you probably wanted to be an archaeologist. Depending on your age, it probably had a lot to do with either the Indiana Jones movies or Tomb Raider. Either way, nothing seemed cooler than digging out old bones, relics, or religious items, and then forcing those snobby history book editors to make revised editions...

    Major Christian Symbols Explained - Grunge

    Major Christian Symbols Explained - Grunge

    Christianity, like most religions, has a rich inventory of symbols for expressing theological concepts, religious teachings, and aspects of God. Among the most familiar are the cross, the dove, and the Jesus fish, all of which are ubiquitous in the American Christian context. However, Christian symbolism is far more expansive than just these basics...

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