February 12, 2016 11:05 am
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church of bones

The Sedlec Ossuary located in the Czech Republic is estimated to contain the skeletons of 40,000 – 70,000 people that likely died in the black plague.

Photo by Lyn Gateley - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lyng883/

When the church was built around 1400 in the middle of the Sedlec Cemetery many bodies had to be exhumed or displaced to make room for the church and new burials.  The Monks started stacking the bones in the church.   

First photo by Alex Drop – flickr.com/photos/alexdrop/

Second photo by Lyn Gateley – flickr.com/photos/lyng883/

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This post was written by Nadia Vella