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The Sedlec Ossuary

While browsing the internet I came across this catholic cemetery with a chapel decorated with tens of thousands of human bones. Apparently it became a popular burial spot after the abbot of Sedlec sprinkled soil from Golgotha over the cemetery and during the black plague and Hussite wars it became a huge burial ground.
In the early 1400s they created an All-Saints chapel with places to deposit bones from abolished graves. In 1511 a half-blind monk began piling bones into the chapel.
From 1710-1730 František Rint remodeled the chapel in a baroque style using the bones. This included a chandelier made from at least one of every bone in the human body and a coat of arms made in bones and alot more. There's several decorative crosses made from bones using different lengths of bones for a glowing halo.

Here's a photo gallery of the chapel: http://www.ossuary.eu/index.ph…

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Irobashi-Chronicles Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3  Thanks for the llama. I like your work.
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Thanateros23 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment! :)
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Irobashi-Chronicles Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. ^^
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fave! :D :sun:
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Thanateros23 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)
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Valadix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best webcam I've seen this year! =D Where did you find that?
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Thanateros23 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Shoot I dont really remember. :/ I know it was on tumblr though. Possibly alicexz's tumblr
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Valadix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do let me know if you find it again, won't you? ;p
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Thanateros23 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
sure :) There's a whole bunch of similar gifs with it. I'll look for it when I can
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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke for faving ^_^
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