Best Link Ever! Rich Dead People Are Cooler

by Whitney Kimball on September 11, 2013 Best Link Ever!

Here’s a $20 splurge we can justify: Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs. Art historian Paul Koudounaris has travelled all over Europe taking photos of the “Catacomb Saints,” skeletons of Christian martyrs that were found in the catacombs in the late 1500s, dressed up, and shipped out to various European churches to show people what happens if you join Christianity. You get bejazzled!

Or, as the book description puts it, “Death has never looked so beautiful.”

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