"Inside the Ossuary" Bone Church - Ossuary - Sedlec Tip by JetlagCity

  inside the bone church
by JetlagCity

The idea of making an ossuary came about because the church's cemetery was extremely overcrowded. Dirt had been brought back from the Holy Land for this cemetery, so everyone wanted to be buried here because they believed this would guarantee their soul's ascent to heaven. Eventually, after centuries, the church needed to make room for the more recently deceased, and somehow one of the monks thought of digging up the old bones and doing this...

Address: Zámecká, Sedlec, 284 03 Kutná Hora,
Website: http://www.ossuary.eu/

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  • Written Aug 13, 2004
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