Relic: St Benedictus arrived in Muri, Switzerland, in 1681 Photo: Paul Koudounaris

Relic: St Benedictus arrived in Muri, Switzerland, in 1681 Photo: Paul Koudounaris

Ancient Roman Catacombs... As property of the Catholic Church no one can explore the catacombs that can date back as far as the 1st century, without the permission from the Vatican.

Ancient Roman Catacombs... As property of the Catholic Church no one can explore the catacombs that can date back as far as the 1st century, without the permission from the Vatican.

A Danish bog has been harbouring a terrifying secret for thousands of years. Archaeologists spent all summer  2012 excavating a small sample of what has turned out to be a mass grave containing skeletal remains from more than 1,000 warriors who were killed in battle some 2,000 years ago. (Photo: Skanderborg Museum)

A Danish bog has been harbouring a terrifying secret for thousands of years. Archaeologists spent all summer 2012 excavating a small sample of what has turned out to be a mass grave containing skeletal remains from more than 1,000 warriors who were killed in battle some 2,000 years ago. (Photo: Skanderborg Museum)

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