Ojai Library Presents: Spectacular Jeweled Skeletons - Heavenly Bodies

Dr. Paul Koudounaris will discuss and show pictures from his new book

Heavenly Bodies

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs  

Death has never looked so beautiful.

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30pm

Paul Koudounaris gained unprecedented access to religious institutions to reveal these fascinating historical artifacts known as “the catacomb saints”.

Richly dressed in fantastic costumes, wigs, crowns, jewels, and armor and hidden for over a century, some of these ornamented skeletons appear in publication  for the first time.