Cast your vote for the weirdest relic we have seen so far. The contestants are:
1. St. Stephen’s mummified hand, still wearing some sort of red sleeve, from St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Budapest.
2. Sant’Antonio’s blackened, spotted tongue (your tongue would look pretty bad too, after 700 years), vocal cords and lower jaw. Sorry, no photo available.
3. St. Veronica’s skull. Also 700 years old.
4. St. Altmann’s mummified head, dressed in a red cap. (Sorry, no picture available, which is probably best for all concerned. Think of a cross between the Grim Reaper and Santa Claus.)
5. The five rooms (!) of decorations made using the skeletons of 4000 dead (I think) Capuccin Monks. Don’t worry–this was not a sacrilege, as it was constructed by the Capuccin Monks who were still not dead (yet). Sorry about the weird picture–pictures are strictly forbidden, so we had to take this shot on the QT.
6. If you know of another contender, let us know, preferably with a picture (or at least a vivid description).