The Sedlec Ossuary, Roman Catholic chapel, Known as “The Bone Church,” located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints, is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people.

The bones have been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.

A chandelier of bones, which contains at least one of every bone in the human body, hangs from the center of the nave with garlands of skulls draping the room.

Other works include a coat of arms from the House of Schwarzenberg, the signature of Rint, two large bone chalices, four baroque bone candelabras, six enormous bone pyramids, two bone monstrances, skull candle holders, and looping chains of bone hung throughout the chapel.

 

 

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