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Offline VekseidTopic starter

A chapel of bones
« on: April 02, 2007, 09:58:41 PM »
Creative funeral arrangements

Truth gets a point over fiction once again.

Offline NightBird

Re: A chapel of bones
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 10:56:12 AM »
There is an amazing film about this that gives so much better an impression of the sheer, overwhelming presence of the place than still photos, but I can't remember the name of it right now. It was on the History Channel several years back.

Eastern European flavors of Christianity are fascinating, like the Black Madonna.

Offline MagicalPen

Re: A chapel of bones
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 11:05:23 AM »
Theres a place in Rome that is very similiar. Its part of a church-complex near the center of Rome. Its two stories up, but below the floor of the church. Three or four rooms full of bone-ornaments. Also has the bodies of the Monks (the bones are from poor people) still with their skin etc (100+ years old) standing or laying around. Not allowed to take photos but i did get postcards. The SO thought it was the creepiest thing ever. I thought it was pretty cool.

Offline Spookie Monster

Re: A chapel of bones
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007, 06:15:09 PM »
I used to live quite near Kutna Hora.  Ossuaries are... something else.