The Sedlec Ossuary

The Sedlec Ossuary is one of the weirdest places on earth. Also known as the Church of Bones or Bone Church it dates to the 15th century. The reason for the vast amount of bones there dates back much farther. In 1278 the abbot of the Sedlec Cistercian Monastery was sent to Jerusalem and when he returned he brought a jar of soil from the holy land. After that people from all over wanted to be buried in Sedlec because the cemetery had been consecrated with the holy soil. Then when the church was built the cemetery was expanded and the church basement was made into an ossuary. The bones stayed there until 1870 when Frantisek Rint, a wood carver, was appointed to put the bones in order. The way this 'putting in order' was done is what makes the church so unique and strange. To read more and link to more pictures go here:
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 15, 2009

the whole church is 'decorated' with bones. it's one creepy place! they say it is a peaceful place, but i somehow doubt i'd find it as such.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/15/09 at 01:56 PM
i've had osso-buco, there's some meat on the bones.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/15/09 at 05:15 PM
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