BBC - Treasures of Heaven (2011)
HDTV | 1440 x 810 | .MKV/AVC @ 5000 Kbps | 59mn 16s | 2.15 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the ancient Christian practice of preserving holy relics and the largely forgotten art form that went with it, the reliquary. Fragments of bone or fabric placed inside a bejewelled shrine, a sculpted golden head or even a life-sized silver hand were, and still are, objects of religious devotion believed to have the power to work miracles. Most precious of all, though, are relics of Jesus Christ and the programme also features three reliquaries containing the holiest of all relics - those associated with the Crucifixion.