Ossuaries & Charnels

Sedlec, Czech Rep. (near Kutna Hora) Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice)

Sedlec, Czech Rep. (near Kutna Hora) Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice)

Sedlec, Czech Rep. (near Kutna Hora) Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice)

Notably discussed in Chapter Three of the book, and various other places throughout. In some ways I have always wanted to dislike this site, because it is almost too famous–it is the one everyone knows about and has visited, and sometimes I get tired of hearing people tell me about having gone there, as if it is the only one of its kind. But there is a valid reason why it is so famous: in the end, it is simply incredible, and fantastically beautiful. It is something akin to the Mona Lisa of charnel houses.
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