Ossuaries & Charnels

Melnik, Czech Rep. ossuary (Kostnice)

Melnik, Czech Rep. ossuary (Kostnice)

Melnik, Czech Rep. ossuary (Kostnice)

Extraordinary charnel, discussed at the end of the first chapter of the book. In truth we would have to call this more of an “academic” charnel than a religious one, since it was arranged by anthropologists, but that resulted in a high level of erudition in its decorative program. Deserves to be better known than it is.
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