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Relics Collection

Background imageRelics Collection: Turin Shroud Face 1934

Turin Shroud Face 1934
Part of the first photograph of the Shroud, showing the face : the image is revealed more strongly in the negative

Background imageRelics Collection: Turin Shroud 1934

Turin Shroud 1934
The first photograph of the Shroud : the image is revealed more strongly in the negative. Water stains and fold marks also appear

Background imageRelics Collection: Examining Roman Relics

Examining Roman Relics
An archaeologist examining Roman relics found at Verulamium (St. Albans) by Sir Mortimer Wheelers team

Background imageRelics Collection: Jesus Crucifixion

Jesus Crucifixion
Allegory of Jesus crucified, surrounded by relics and other symbolic attributes

Background imageRelics Collection: Paris, France - La Sainte Chapelle

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

Background imageRelics Collection: Turin Shroud Displayed

Turin Shroud Displayed
The SACRE SINDONE (Shroud of Turin) is publicly displayed at Torino

Background imageRelics Collection: Items in the Tudor Exhibition, 1890

Items in the Tudor Exhibition, 1890
Engraving showing a number of relics from the sixteenth century exhibited in the Tudor Exhibition of 1890. The items pictured include: Henry VIIIs hat (top right)

Background imageRelics Collection: Mcclintock / Francis L

Mcclintock / Francis L
SIR FRANCIS LEOPOLD MCCLINTOCK British naval officer and explorer

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Harolds oath of fealty to Duke William of Normandy

Harolds oath of fealty to Duke William of Normandy
Allegedly after being shipwrecked on the French coast in 1064 (a date highly disputed amongst historians), The Bayeux Tapestry, and other Norman sources

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Tower At Rhenen, Holland

Tower At Rhenen, Holland
This etching shows a daunting view of the Cunerakerk, the main church of Rhenen, in the Netherlands, the location used to be a very important pilgrimage site

Background imageRelics Collection: The Village of Waterloo, with travellers purchasing relics

The Village of Waterloo, with travellers purchasing relics
The Village of Waterloo, with travellers purchasing the relics that were found in the field of battle, 1815 (c).Oil on panel, signed lower left Geo Jones, by George Jones (1786-1869), 1821 (c)

Background imageRelics Collection: Moving Famous London Statues to Safety 1941

Moving Famous London Statues to Safety 1941
The Burghers of Calais by Augustave Robin, in Victoria Gardens, Westminster being moved to a place of safety. As a precaution against possible bombing precious art

Background imageRelics Collection: As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures

As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures and memorials where moved out of London to a secret place. This was given to the Nation by the National Art Collections Fund

Background imageRelics Collection: Sheik Khalil Danaf of The Dome of the Rock

Sheik Khalil Danaf of The Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhrah), an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel

Background imageRelics Collection: English gentleman at the tomb of Petrarchs muse, Laura

English gentleman at the tomb of Petrarchs muse, Laura de Sade, Laure des Noves, in the Chapelle des Sade, convent of the Cordeliers, Avignon. At the tomb of Laura

Background imageRelics Collection: Mourners in a Muslim cemetery

Mourners in a Muslim cemetery
Rites of passage in the Muslim cemetery of Eyup, Istanbul. Mourners in turban and robes praying before gravestones. Cimitero

Background imageRelics Collection: Carved figures from Benin placed at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, SE London

Carved figures from Benin placed at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, SE London, thought to be associated with the hideous sacrificial rites of Benin. Date: 1897

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics 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 imageRelics 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 imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte and the Revolutionary Army

Napoleon Bonaparte and the Revolutionary Army looting artworks and relics in Milan during the Italian Campaign, 1796. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cruikshank from The Life of Napoleon

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics 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 imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Harold swears fealty to Duke William

Harold swears fealty to Duke William
Allegedly after being shipwrecked on the French coast in 1064 (a date highly disputed amongst historians), The Bayeux Tapestry, and other Norman sources

Background imageRelics Collection: One of Londons few remaining relics of the Roman occupation of Britain

One of Londons few remaining relics of the Roman occupation of Britain, the Roman Bastion of London Wall, in the churchyard of St. Giles church, Cripplegate. Date: 1st Century

Background imageRelics Collection: Relic auction in Avignon

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

Background imageRelics Collection: Saint Helena of Constantinople

Saint Helena of Constantinople
Saint Helena, also known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople. She was the consort of Emperor Constantius, and according to tradition she found the relics of the True Cross

Background imageRelics Collection: A young girl and her doll and trinket souvenir stall, Goreme

A young girl and her doll and trinket souvenir stall, Goreme
A young girl waits patiently for customers beside her doll and trinket souvenir stall, Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey Date: 1992

Background imageRelics Collection: Traces on the Moon

Traces on the Moon
Space travellers of days to come may well find traces of the Moons former inhabitants lying about among the ruins of their civilisation

Background imageRelics Collection: Turin Shroud (18th Cent)

Turin Shroud (18th Cent)
The Holy Shroud of Turin, as known in the 18th century Date: 1739

Background imageRelics Collection: Inuit people outside McClintocks hut

Inuit people outside McClintocks hut. Francis Leopold McClintock was searching for remains of John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Depiction of Christ wearing Crown of Thorns

Depiction of Christ wearing Crown of Thorns. From: Memoire sur les instruments de la passion de N.-S. J.-C. Date: 1870

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Photograph of an old anvil found in Kent

Photograph of an old anvil found in Kent and probably in use in 1660s at Bugsell Forge. Shown alongside a ruler. The relics were found on the site of an old iron works about 1 mile north of

Background imageRelics Collection: Old tilt hammerhead found in Kent

Old tilt hammerhead found in Kent
Photograph of an old tilt hammerhead found in Kent and probably in use in 1660s at Bugsell Forge. Shown alongside a ruler

Background imageRelics Collection: Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota or Bakota

Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota or Bakota, Fang). They protect the relics of the ancestors and are helpful to communicate with their gods and to curse their wives in case of infidelity

Background imageRelics Collection: Paris, France - Notre-Dame and Archbishops Palace

Paris, France - Notre-Dame and Archbishops Palace. Date: 1650

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Finding of the body of Saint Thomas in India

Finding of the body of Saint Thomas in India
The Portuguese in India find the body of Saint Thomas at Meliapur (near Madras) and take it to Goa

Background imageRelics Collection: The Franklin Relics

The Franklin Relics
Relics of the Franklin Expedition, recovered by Dr John Rae. Date: 1854

Background imageRelics 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 imageRelics Collection: Transportation of the relics of Saint Louis. Cardinal Charle

Transportation of the relics of Saint Louis. Cardinal Charle
Charles Lavigerie (1825-1892). French missionary and cardinal. Transportation of the relics of St Louis. Engraving by Man. The Iberian Illustration, 1885. Colored. Date: 20131114

Background imageRelics Collection: Procession of Relics - Myanmar

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



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