Macabre Halloween – Ossuaries

What to do when you have more bodies than space to bury them in? In Europe this has been a problem for centuries. The solution was to disinter and disarticulate the bones and rebury them with other bones in an ossuary. Some individuals, however, wanted to have reminders of the approach of death and used their creativity in the process. Check out this special room – the Sedlec ossuary – constructed of bones and reflect on the inevitability of death.   Rita Bay

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