A little Christmas stocking stuffer of an episode! The Three Wise Men are common fixtures of most Nativity scenes, but the The Bible actually offers very little information on who they were and where they came from…
The adventure comes to a conclusion with Relic’s season finale.
No other lost treasure has captivated the minds of artists and treasure hunters alike than the Holy Grail. Said to have been the goblet that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper, it is an object of alleged immense power, rivaled only by its companion treasure, the Spare of Destiny. Where are these two sacred artifacts, if anywhere, and what did the Nazis want with them?
Vocal sample from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989) Lucasfilm Ltd.
Music from Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
“Parzafal” by Richard Wagner, supplied by MusOpen
Special thanks to the research of David McIntee and his book “Fortune and Glory”.
Legend has it, that when the Jews of Prague were threatened by anti-Semitic violence, a great Rabbi, possessing the knowledge of alchemy and the Kabbalah, conjured up a golem to defend the city. For decades, most believed this was nothing more than a tall tale, until one night in 1938, when the Nazis marched into town…
Is there any truth to this fable? And if so, is the golem still sealed inside an attic somewhere, waiting for the right time to come alive?
The Ghent Altarpiece, or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, is one of the most important pieces of Renaissance art–which is probably why it’s also known as the most frequently stolen painting of all time. In 1931 the most beguiling portion of it went missing for good, and what followed was an eighty-year caper involving Nazis, psychics, and stolen cheese.
Music in this episode provided by Musopen, the open source, public domain, classical music databse.
Fantasie op. 16. Composed by César Franck Franck, Performed by Michael Schopen
Prelude, Choral et Fugue Composed by César Franck, Performed by Mehmet K. Okonsor
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Composed by César Franck, Performed by Paul Pitman, Bang-Eun Lee