Mary Magdalene relic in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume basilica, FrancePhotograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
"Believing this to be the skull of Mary  Magdalene when it was found in the 1200s, French Catholics encased it in  gold, evoking a luminous specter of the woman the Bible describes as  one of Christ’s most loyal followers. It is displayed at a basilica in  Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume."

Mary Magdalene relic in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume basilica, France
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic

"Believing this to be the skull of Mary Magdalene when it was found in the 1200s, French Catholics encased it in gold, evoking a luminous specter of the woman the Bible describes as one of Christ’s most loyal followers. It is displayed at a basilica in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume."

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    I went to a reliquary exhibit last year and it was super cool js
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