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19) The evolving Chinese law reflects the process of changing from embargo legislation to a categorisation and controlled trade in cultural relics.
But what is supposed to be one of the most sacred relics of Christianity, the Timia Esthita, or the robe of the Virgin Mary, has inevitably been dismissed as little more than a money-making scam preying on the gullibility of believers.
The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Hon Ranil Wickramasinghe, thanked the Government of Pakistan for provision of Lord Buddha's most sacred relics from Pakistan's Taxila region.
It was built to enshrine the redistributed holy relics of the Buddha by the famous Mauryan king Asoka the great who was also known as Dharmaraja for his services to Buddhism.
Drawing largely on material culture criticism, Lutz cleverly engages with the place of relics in "thing theory" (following Elaine Freedgood), treating relics as Victorian texts to be interpreted and, conversely, poems and novels as relics.
Although relics were more important to the local peoples, outsiders likely found the reliquaries more valuable.
Police retrieved the metal frame that held the relic but were unable to locate the cloth that is believed to be a part of the late Pope's robe worn by him on the day he was shot in an assassination attempt in St Peter's Square in 1981, News 24 reported.
This relic tour is taking place to mark the 750th anniversary of the discovery of St Anthony's incorrupt tongue by St Bonaventure.
The Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour features hundreds of individual relics and sacred objects of Buddha Shakyamuni, his immediate students, and 40 other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet, Korea and China.
Charles Freeman's Holy Bones, Holy Dust is a wandering tour through Christian Europe from the early centuries of Christianity when devotion to relics emerged to the Protestant and Catholic Reformations when the suitability of relic cults was being contested and defended in different quarters.
AN INVALUABLE holy relic, said to be from the cross Jesus Christ died on, has been stolen from an ancient monastery in Ireland.
Various doctrinal pronouncements dating back to the 6th Synod of Carthage (393) decreed that, to be consecrated, an altar must contain a holy relic.