Relics of saints found in German altar

Experts at the British Museum were surprised - and thrilled - to discover the relics of 39 saints in a 12th century portable altar. The altar, first acquired by the museum in 1902, was opened for the first time recently and revealed bones wrapped in tiny bundles.

Included in the relics were those of St. Benedict wrapped in 8th century Byzantine silk, and an inventory of the saints involved.

Bag o' bones

And some people say cultural differences don't really matter.

I'm torn between "Ew, body parts, yuck!" and "Where can I see a picture of the fabric?"