• Church of Bones

    The Sedlec Ossuary (also known as the Church of Bones) is a Roman Catholic chapel beneath the Church of All Saints in the Czech Republic.

    The Church was built in around 1400 and the chapel was originally used to store the remains that were disturbed during the building project. It wasn’t until 1870 when Frantisek Rint, a woodcarver, was employed to organise and arrange the bones.

    The chapel is thought to contain the remains of up to 70,000 people. The chandelier of bones is one of the main features of the chapel, which is made up of at least one of every bone in the human body. There’s also a coat of arms and Rint’s signature, all created out of bones. Nice!

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