Valentinus: “One of ten full articulated, jeweled skeletons in the town’s church, which is the largest intact collection in existence.” Photo by Paul Koudounaris, author of "Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.
This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants.
In the catacombs beneath the Capuchin monastery of Palermo, Sicily, fully clothed cadavers may be found propped upright or hanging from the walls. These are friars, priests, and other clergymen. I saw this on Japanese TV program .