Ossuaries & Charnels

Lagos, Portugal ossuary chapel (Capela dos Ossos)

Lagos, Portugal ossuary chapel (Capela dos Ossos)

Lagos, Portugal ossuary chapel (Capela dos Ossos)

Detail of skull set into the wall of a the neoclassical ossuary chapel in Lagos. Noted in Chapter Six of the book: this site may have suffered the greatest indignity of any surviving charnel, since it was later converted into a tool shed for the church’s gardener.
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