Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sedlec Ossuary - Czech Republic

In september of 2014 I've traveled around Czech Republic and visited many wonderful places in that beautiful country, one of them was Sedlec Ossuary, it was actually, one of the places I wanted to visited the most. The ossuary is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the Czech Republic, attracting over 200,000 visitors annually.
The Sedlec Ossuary is nothing spectacular in the outside but as you enter the church you will soon realize why it is one of the most amazing, unique and creepy churches in the world. The reason why is the thousands of bones that decorate it. 
To give you an idea of how it looks like inside, besides de card sent by Emerich, I'm also posting 2 pictures that I took there. 

Fotografie: Jan Kulich
The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints (Czech: Hřbitovní kostel Všech Svatých) in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. It is one of twelve World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have in many cases been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel. 

Four enormous bell-shaped mounds occupy the corners of the chapel. An enormous chandelier of bones, which contains at least one of every bone in the human body, hangs from the center of the nave with garlands of skulls draping the vault.

 Other works include piers and monstrances flanking the altar, a coat of arms of House of Schwarzenberg, and the signature of Rint, also executed in bone, on the wall near the entrance. - in: wikipedia

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