Macabre

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 01, 2017 1618 views

The Middle Ages may have been called the Dark Age but the 19th century is more creepy. An ossuary is situated in Sedlec – a suburb to Kutná Hora in the Czech Republik. The ossuary belongs to the cemetery church of All Saints and contains the skeletons up to 70,000 people. Most of the remains are artistically arranged by František Rint in 1870. He was an employee of the noble house of Schwarzenberg. He systematically sorted the bone heaps. He arranged a good quantity of the bones as furniture or chandeliers and even as a gigantic coats of arms.

I am archeologist and I dug up enough dead bodies (at least 100 years dead and not all of them more or less skeletonised) but this is just disgusting – even for me.

Well sorted bone heap

Well sorted bone heap

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

Coat of arms (head of a Turk, a raven picks the eye).

Coat of arms (head of a Turk, a raven picks the eye).

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Maura Elko 3 years, 7 months ago

I've seen pictures of this place, or one similar I'm not sure, before. It  is crazy to think that someone would do this with people's bones!

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Maura Elko 3 years, 7 months ago

oh, it's not unusal but this is maybe the artistically arranged place. Think about the half rotten bodies and skeletons in churches, which are decorated and dressed.

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
Bill Baird 3 years, 7 months ago

Bone chilling !

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Bill Baird 3 years, 7 months ago

smile

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 years, 7 months ago

Creepy,but they make nice photos

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 7 months ago

My first thought: unhealthy ...

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
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