Sunday, October 23, 2011

Church o' Bones

The Sedlec Ossuary is situated beneath a small church in the Czech Republic. The site was used for mass burials in the 1500's, and when the church was constructed three centuries later, over 70,000 bodies had been interred. Church officials, apparently ahead of their time, decided to 'upcycle' the human remains and fashioned furniture, carvings, and a darling chandelier from hundreds of thousands of bones. It is to this day, one of the most popular (and grisly) tourist attractions in the country.

Last time I looked, you coudn't get stuff like THIS at Crate & Barrel...

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