Body Parts


Acre Mosque. This mosque is one of many which contains hairs of the prophet Muhammad. It is reported that when the prophet Muhammad finished the performance of his final pilgrimage he cut his hair and distributed it among his companions as relics. Christian churches often contain the bones of saints or other holy figures.


St. Columb's Box. A small chest said to contain some relic of St. Columb. The box was carried at the head of Scottish armies as a means to ensure their victory. Taken from an exhibit in the Museum of Scotland.


Pitt Rivers