Posted: Sep 17, 2013 10:22 am
by trubble76
A relic hunter dubbed 'Indiana Bones' has lifted the lid on a macabre collection of jewel-encrusted skeletons unearthed in churches across Europe. Art historian Paul Koudounaris has hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world's most secretive religious establishments. Incredibly, some of the skeletons, which took up to five years to decorate, were even found hidden away in lock-ups and containers. They are now the subject of his latest book, which sheds light on the forgotten ornamented relics for the first time.

Incredible pictures here.

The Catholics could have feed, clothed and sheltered the poor of Europe but they preferred to flaunt their wealth instead. Nice morals, eh?