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Saintly bones, blood not for sale, Vatican warns

Vatican City - Those looking for gifts for Catholic loved ones this Christmas should steer clear of websites and shops peddling saintly remains, with the Vatican reminding sellers Saturday that hawking relics is forbidden.

'Titanic & Transport' — Enigmatic treasures on auction

Devizes - April 26 marks a very special auction run by Henry Aldridge & Son of Devizes in the UK. Named "Titanic & Transport," enigmatic memorabilia and relics from the famous RMS Titanic are on offer, including a very detailed letter from a survivor.

700-year-old shipwreck with thousands of relics found in Vietnam

A 700-year-old shipwreck has been found off the Vietnamese coast. According to media reports, thousands of antiquities have been found.

'Operation Helmet' launched against Spanish tomb raiders

While it might sound like something out of the movies, "Operation Helmet" has been launched by the Guardia Civil (civil guard) to recover archaeological pieces from the Celtiberian period in Spain.

U.S. returns 4,000 archaeological relics to Mexico

On Thursday more than 4,000 archaeological artifacts that were seized in the United States were returned to authorities in Mexico.

Busted: Relic trafficker with alleged saints in his luggage

A small yet truly global operation was foiled when a Swiss man was busted who tried to transport skulls and bones stemming from Greek Orthodox burials to a Russian Orthodox priest in Germany who wanted to start a church in India.

Archeologists unearth King Herod's ancient quarry

JERUSALEM, Israel – Archaeologists have discovered another breathtaking historical find -- an ancient quarry which is believed to be the quarry that King Herod deduce for the construction of the Jerusalem Temple, some 2,000 years ago.

Vatican warns off John Paul II Relic Dealers

The Vatican telegraphs its punches by offering relics of John Paul 11 before he's even a saint. And it's warning anyone else trying to get into the John Paul 11 relics game to step off or face sacrilege.

Olympia Temple Spared So Far

The temple of Olympia appears to have been spared as the fires blazing throughout Greece continue to burn. The 2800 year old temple and the statues that decorate it may be one of the few relics of the ancient buildings that survive the flames.

1,100 relics unearthed at Beijing venue sites

1,100 cultural relics were unearthed at Beijing Olympic venue construction sites last year
 

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Adolf Hitler, Gustaf Mannerheim, and President Risto Ryti in front of Hitler's private converted plane. Hitler had telephone access on all his transportation, be it by palane, train or automobile.
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