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Background imageRelic Collection: Beethoven / Bonn Birthplce

Beethoven / Bonn Birthplce
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN His birthplace at 515 Bonngasse, Bonn The Relic Room Date: 1770 - 1827

Background imageRelic Collection: Paris, France - La Sainte Chapelle

Paris, France - La Sainte Chapelle. Date: 19th century

Background imageRelic Collection: Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka - located in the royal palace complex. An UNESCO world heritage site. The Library. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRelic Collection: Crosskeys Inn, Toome, a Relic of the Coaching Days

Crosskeys Inn, Toome, a Relic of the Coaching Days - a view of a thatched licensed building with four boys outside. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Londonderry: Toomebridge)

Background imageRelic Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Worshipping the tooth relic

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Worshipping the tooth relic
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imageRelic Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imageRelic Collection: The Column of Flagellation at the Basilica di Santa Prassede

The Column of Flagellation at the Basilica di Santa Prassede
The Column of Flagellation in the San Zeno Chapel at the Basilica di Santa Prassede in Rome, Italy. Allegedly the column upon which Jesus Christ was flogged in his final years

Background imageRelic Collection: Relics of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender

Relics of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender. Folding spoon and case, dress sword, silver-hilted broadsword, silver goblet, travelling (folding) knife, fork and spoon, shield, sporran, dirk

Background imageRelic Collection: Celtic Relics, Personal Ornaments of Gold and Bronze

Celtic Relics, Personal Ornaments of Gold and Bronze. Gold bracelet, three bronze fibulas, enamelled bronze horse trapping, enamelled ring, bronze torque, gold torque, gold earring, bronze ornament

Background imageRelic Collection: George V inspecting Roman galley unearthed in London 1912

George V inspecting Roman galley unearthed in London 1912
George V and Queen Mary inspecting the only Roman boat to be found in Britain during a visit to the London Museum. The galley was unearthed in London on the site of the new County Hall

Background imageRelic Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic, pitch pine deck section

White Star Line, RMS Olympic, pitch pine deck section. 12ins. 3ins. 5ins

Background imageRelic Collection: Topkapi Palace. Chapel of the relics of the Prophet

Topkapi Palace. Chapel of the relics of the Prophet
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Topkapi Palace. Chapel of the Seraglio. Relics of the Prophet. Engraving by Lemaitre

Background imageRelic Collection: 12th Century 1200 Angel Angels Archbishop Art

12th Century 1200 Angel Angels Archbishop Art
12th, Century, 1200, Angel, angels, Archbishop, Art, assailant, Becket, british, Canterbury, carry, carrying, Catharijneconvent, Museum, Cross, dead, death, Detail, England, english, Europe

Background imageRelic Collection: Thomas Becket's reliquary. France, ca. 1200

Thomas Becket's reliquary. France, ca. 1200
Reliquary of Thomas Becket (ca. 1118-1170). France, ca. 1200. Scenes depicting the dead of Thomas Becket and angels carrying the soul of the martir. Catharijneconvent Museum. Utrecht. Netherlands

Background imageRelic Collection: Paris, France - Invalides, Tombeau de Napoleon

Paris, France - Invalides, Tombeau de Napoleon. 1853

Background imageRelic Collection: Fallen obelisk at Karnak, Egypt, 1857

Fallen obelisk at Karnak, Egypt, 1857

Background imageRelic Collection: English tourists see Scots dancing to bagpipe music

English tourists see Scots dancing to bagpipe music on the bank of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness, Scotland. Doctor Prosody meets a highland wedding on the Calidonian Canal

Background imageRelic Collection: Relics associated with Thomas a Becket

Relics associated with Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury - ivory grace cup (centre), two mitres (left: Sens Abbey, Normandy; right: at one time the property of Cardinal Manning)

Background imageRelic Collection: Relics associated with King Henry VIII

Relics associated with King Henry VIII. Miniature of Anne of Cleves by Holbein, lid of ivory box containing Cleves miniature, lid of ivory box containing Henry VIII Holbein miniature

Background imageRelic Collection: Anglo-Saxon Relics, Personal Ornaments

Anglo-Saxon Relics, Personal Ornaments of Gold and Bronze. Enamelled ring of King Ethelwulf, enamelled brooch set with garnets, engraved pins, enamelled bronze cross with gold mount, gold cross

Background imageRelic Collection: Annual procession of the Holy Blood, Bruges, Belgium

Annual procession of the Holy Blood, Bruges, Belgium -- supposedly drops of Jesuss blood brought from the Holy Land in 1150 by Theodoric, Count of Flanders, preserved in a chapel in the Grand Place

Background imageRelic Collection: The Fairyland of Pharaoh

The Fairyland of Pharaoh
A page from The Sphere featuring precious relics of the Valley of the Kings. Images include statues of the following: the heretic pharaoh Akhnaton, the husband of Queen Nefertiti; Queen Tii

Background imageRelic Collection: A statue of King Tutankhamun

A statue of King Tutankhamun
Front cover of The Illustrated London News featuring a statue of Tutankhamun on guard at his sepulchre for 3000 years. It was one of the life size statues standing either side of a sealed door which

Background imageRelic Collection: Donning Grandmas Duds Date: 1950

Donning Grandmas Duds Date: 1950

Background imageRelic Collection: Norfolk Coach outside Leadenhall Market, London 1845

Norfolk Coach outside Leadenhall Market, London 1845
Stage coach bound for Norfolk, collecting meat and game from Leadenhall Market in London, Christmas Eve. At that time, Britains railways had very nearly made horse-drawn stage coaches a relic of

Background imageRelic Collection: Relic auction in Avignon

Relic auction in Avignon
An auction of relics at Avignon Date: 1821

Background imageRelic Collection: Machine Gun, Medium, Maxim, 7. 92 Mm Mg08 / 15

Machine Gun, Medium, Maxim, 7. 92 Mm Mg08 / 15
Maxim MG08/15 7. 92 mm machine gun, 1915 (c); used by the German Army in World War One; relic condition. Date: circa 1915

Background imageRelic Collection: Buddhas Tooth and Golden Casket - Kandy, Sri Lanka

Buddhas Tooth and Golden Casket - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Buddhas Tooth and Golden Casket - housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) Kandy, Sri Lanka Date: circa 1909

Background imageRelic Collection: Early Christian Art. Egypt. Clay jar (AMPULLAE) with Saint

Early Christian Art. Egypt. Clay jar (AMPULLAE) with Saint
Early Christian Art. Egypt. Clay jar (AMPULLAE) representing Saint Mena flanked by two camels. Dated in the seventh century. It comes from the sanctuary of Saint Mena in Egypt. Byzantine Museum

Background imageRelic Collection: Tutankhamuns ivory fan with ostrich feathers

Tutankhamuns ivory fan with ostrich feathers
Tutankhamuns fan with ostrich feathers. It has a beautifully decorated ivory handle and the original feathers collected by Tutankhamun on his hunting expeditions

Background imageRelic Collection: The Black Stone - The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The Black Stone - The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The Black Stone at the Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia - revered by Muslims as an Islamic relic, which according to Muslim tradition dates back to the time of Adam and Eve

Background imageRelic Collection: Porcelain vase and molten glass bottle from Hiroshima, Japan

Porcelain vase and molten glass bottle from Hiroshima, Japan
ROYAL NAVY/MILITARIA/ICONIC EVENTS: Two astounding relics recovered near Ground Zero at Hiroshima, Japan, by Commander R W Pakeman RN OBE while serving onboard HMS Belfast at the end of WW2

Background imageRelic Collection: The Old Turnpike, Dromore, a Relic of the Coaching Days

The Old Turnpike, Dromore, a Relic of the Coaching Days - a view of a Toll House with people peering over the half door. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Dromore). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageRelic Collection: Relic of St. Andrews head on a silver carved teak. Patras

Relic of St. Andrews head on a silver carved teak. Patras
Relic of St. Andrews head on a silver carved teak. Preserved in the interior of the church of Agios Andreas (Saint Andrew). Patras. Greece

Background imageRelic Collection: Two thorns from the Crown of Thorns

Two thorns from the Crown of Thorns, worn by Jesus. Displayed in a reliquary at Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem) in Rome, Italy. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRelic Collection: Church and mountains, Heiligenblut, Austria

Church and mountains, Heiligenblut, Austria
View of St Vinzenz Church and the Grossglockner Mountain in Heiligenblut, Austria. The church was built in the 15th century

Background imageRelic Collection: Buddhism - Temple Elephants carrying the sacred tooth, Kandy

Buddhism - Temple Elephants carrying the sacred tooth, Kandy
Buddhism - Temple Elephants carrying the sacred tooth relic at the Perahera Procession, Kandy, Sri Lanka - during the Kandy Esala Perahera (The Festival of the Tooth). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageRelic Collection: Procession, Holy Relic of the Tooth, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Procession, Holy Relic of the Tooth, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Annual Procession of the Holy Relic of the Tooth (the Kandy Perahera), Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Kandy is the home of the relic of the tooth of Buddha -- a casket containing it is carried on the back of an

Background imageRelic Collection: Orange River, Cape Colony, South Africa

Orange River, Cape Colony, South Africa
Norvals Point, Orange River, Cape Colony, South Africa, with a Blockhouse (octagonal fort, a relic from the Second Boer War) on the right. Date: circa 1910

Background imageRelic Collection: Marble box for Christian relics. Kefar Yassif. Byzantine per

Marble box for Christian relics. Kefar Yassif. Byzantine period. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. Jerusalem. Israel

Background imageRelic Collection: The Wrens Egg a Relic of the Ice Age, Antrim Coast Road

The Wrens Egg a Relic of the Ice Age, Antrim Coast Road - an erratic with boy as scale. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageRelic Collection: Gothic Holy Sepulcher reliquary. French silversmith piece

Gothic Holy Sepulcher reliquary. French silversmith piece, 1284-1305. Cathedral of Pamplona. Navarre. Spain

Background imageRelic Collection: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Kandy, Sri Lanka Date: circa 1909

Background imageRelic Collection: Procession of Relics - Myanmar

Procession of Relics - Myanmar - March, 1910. Date: 1910

Background imageRelic Collection: Polychromed wooden reliquary. Container relics of saints. Di

Polychromed wooden reliquary. Container relics of saints. Di
Polychromed wooden reliquary. Container relics of san Ermengol and San Lazaro. From Sant Esteve de Pelagalls church. Diocesan Museum. La Seu d Urgell. Catalonia. Spain

Background imageRelic Collection: Visigothic Art. Spain. 6th-7th century. Glass container. Fro

Visigothic Art. Spain. 6th-7th century. Glass container. From Merida. Episcopal Museum. Vic. Catalonia

Background imageRelic Collection: Urn with chains of Saint Peter. San Pietro in Vincoli. Rome

Urn with chains of Saint Peter. San Pietro in Vincoli. Rome
Urn with chains which led Saint Peter during his imprisonment in Jerusalem. San Pietro in Vincoli Church. Rome. Italy

Background imageRelic Collection: The Roskilde cross. Byzantine reliquary cross of gold. Aroun

The Roskilde cross. Byzantine reliquary cross of gold. Aroun
The Roskilde cross. Byzantine reliquary cross of gold. The front side is decorated with 7 pearls and 15 gems. Around 1100. Found in the rood arch crucifix of Roskilde Cathedral. Denmark



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