Traveling Hopefully

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Folk the world over have been journeying to sacred sites since the Bronze Age, and a new exhibition could tempt latter-day pilgrims to make the journey to Oxford, England. "Pilgrimage: The Sacred Journey" runs at the Ashmolean Museum until April 2. It includes a 15th century illuminated manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and the 13th century casket that once held the relics of Canterbury's martyr St. Thomas Becket, as well as rare objects such as a 5th century sandstone head of the Hindu god Shiva and a 13th century Buddhist plaque from Burma, pictured.

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