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Digital X-rays give look inside holy reliquaries in Mexico
The reliquaries — containers for holy relics — are life-size, wax body representations of Roman Catholic saints
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Veterinarian and mobile radiography specialist Jose Luis Velazquez shows a Catholic priest a high-definition x-ray of the molded wax head of Saint Felicitas of Rome, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Friday, July 8, 2016. Non-invasive imaging technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse at the interiors of centuries-old life-size religious reliquaries representing Catholic saints. X-rays revealed what appeared to be bone fragments inside Saint Felicitas' wax head.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Veterinarian Jose Luis Velazquez, aided by Gabriela Sanchez, a government investigator of historic monuments, takes a high-definition x-ray of a molded wax and cloth figure of Saint Felicitas of Rome, inside its display case at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Friday, July 8, 2016. Non-invasive imaging technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse at the interiors of centuries-old life-size religious reliquaries representing Catholic saints. X-rays revealed what appeared to be bone fragments inside Saint Felicitas' wax head. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Researchers investigate the molded wax and cloth figure of Saint Felicitas of Rome, containing a glass window embedded in the chest to reveal bone fragments, inside a display case at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Friday, July 8, 2016. High definition digital x-ray technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse at the interiors of centuries-old life-size religious reliquaries representing Catholic saints. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Restoration worker Gerardo Villarreal Zermeno holds up the lid of a display case as high definition x-rays are taken of a molded wax and cloth figure of Saint Felicitas of Rome, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Friday, July 8, 2016, where portraits of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII hang in the background. Non-invasive imaging technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse at the interiors of centuries-old life-size religious reliquaries representing Catholic saints. X-rays revealed what appeared to be bone fragments inside Saint Felicitas' wax head. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Veterinarian Jose Luis Velazquez takes a high-definition x-ray of the arm of a molded wax and cloth figure of Saint Felicitas of Rome, inside its display case at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Friday, July 8, 2016. Non-invasive imaging technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse at the interiors of centuries-old life-size religious reliquaries representing Catholic saints. X-rays revealed what appeared to be bone fragments inside Saint Felicitas' wax head. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Investigators measure a bone fragment built into the arm of a molded wax and cloth figure of Saint Felicitas of Rome, inside a display case at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Friday, July 8, 2016. High definition digital x-ray technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse at the interiors of centuries-old life-size religious reliquaries representing Catholic saints. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)

Digital X-rays give look inside holy reliquaries in Mexico

The reliquaries — containers for holy relics — are life-size, wax body representations of Roman Catholic saints

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