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Skulls and bones

The Land of Death – a perfect tourist spot

I don’t know what was the original motivation behind the “bone church” in Sedlec in Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. Its present use of human bones and skulls for extensive ornamentation of a church is the product of the Czech wood-carver František Rint, who even used human bones to sign his work in 1870 on one of the church walls. As many as 40,000 of the former inhabitants of its graveyard were put to good use here, and some of the “artwork” include all the bones of the human body. Read more…