The Bone House

What to do when you run out of room in the local grave yard? In Hallstatt, Austria they built a Bone House with the remains. It no longer gets new additions but many of the skulls in there already have their names on them. RIP
     Posted By: patty - Mon Jul 25, 2016
     Category: Buildings and Other Structures | Skulls, Bones and Skeletons

"Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him well!"

The Parisians established the city catacombs when the graveyards were emptied out for urban renewal over the centuries. Well worth the price for a tour when you visit Paris. Also, in the areas of the great World War 1 battles you will find a large building called an ossuary (from os, Latin for bone) where unidentified bodies and parts were removed form the battlefields and stacked in the building. Sort of a mass grave without digging a hole.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/26/16 at 08:36 AM
Charnel houses aren't that weird, you find them all over the world. Painting the skulls with the (presumed...) ex-owner's name - yep, that's weird.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 07/27/16 at 12:56 PM
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