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The crypt - Sarcophagus of San Zeno

By GwailoAngMo
One thing about catholicism I find unnerving is the apparent delight it has about displaying bits and pieces of various saints, sometimes even intact saints. The same applies to embalmed Lenin and the leader formerly known as Mao Tse-tung.

 Mark Twain in his book The Innocents Abroad described the industry surrounding holy relics with this wry observation:

But isn't this relic matter a little overdone? We find a piece of the true cross in every old church we go into, and some of the nails that held it together. I would not like to be positive, but I think we have seen as much as a keg of these nails. Then there is the crown of thorns; they have part of one in Sainte Chapelle, in Paris, and part of one also in Notre Dame. And as for bones of St. Denis, I feel certain we have seen enough of them to duplicate him if necessary.

Tags: Photo journalism Italy Travel photography Verona Reportage Crypt Colour Photography 3x2format Basilica di San Zeno Sarcophagus of San Zeno

Voters: Kabrielle, SauliusR, DaveRyder and 20 more



DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2023 6:47AM
Nice framed around the arches Tim.

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