Photo by Marco Sweering

Why are relics so powerful? Why do we cherish them and why do people travel thousands of kilometres to see them? This exhibition is an introduction to some very special relics from various eras, cultures and religions. From a relic holder with a splinter from the crown of thorns worn by Jesus and sacred fig leaves from the place where Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment, to Zamzam water from Mecca and a home altar with a hair from Diego Maradona.

> until 3 February, Museum Catharijne Convent
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