Derived from the Latin word “reliquus,” meaning “left behind,” relics have always played an important part in religion. More than a decaying body part or a stained rag of cloth, the items became the physical embodiment of God’s work on Earth. Many Churches during the Middle Ages cashed in on the hype and created their own religious relics. Here are 10 relics, from a number of different religions that still attract crowds of tourist, if not always for the right reasons.
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