The Bone Church

22 Nov

This technically wasn’t a “weekend excursion” since it happened in the middle of the week, but back at the end of October we had training for work in the town of Kutna Hora. On the Thursday after we had finished our training we visited the Sedlec Ossuary, more commonly know as the Bone Church. I believe the pictures below will explain why.

For the full story of the church, you should probably just click on the link above to Wikipedia. The short version is that a lot of bodies were buried in a cemetery there after the plague in the 14th century, then they were dug up to make room for the church building and they decided to use the bones to decorate the lower level. At any rate, it was a really cool place to visit, very different from any other church I’ve seen. And a little creepy since we visited a few days before Halloween…

Check the photos page for the full album of Kutna Hora and Bone Church pictures.

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  1. Kutna Hora and the Sedlec Ossuary: Rint’s Grim Creations | panrimo.com - May 12, 2012

    […] real, one hundred percent human bones, taken from the graves outside the chapel. There are even chalices! While many cultures would consider the aesthetic manipulation of bones to be a desecration, the […]

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