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The Bone Church - Chandelier by PorcelainPoet The Bone Church - Chandelier by PorcelainPoet
This is a photo I took from inside the Sedlec Ossuary also known as "The Bone Church" outside of Prague, Czech Republic. Unfortunately most of my photos came out pretty grainy because the lighting inside the church wasn't the best. And I realize this image is not the best quality. For me, visiting the Bone Church was the only highlight of visiting Czech Republic. I am very happy I had the opportunity to see it.

I do believe that the "chains" holding up the chandelier are made of human jaw bones.

"The well-known story of the Bone Church (‘Ossuary’ to be more correct or ‘Kostnice’ in Czech) in Kutná Hora is that, in the 13th century, Jindřich, the abbot of Sedlec monastery, returned from a visit to Palestine with a pocketful of soil and sprinkled it on the cemetery surrounding the Chapel of All Saints. This direct association with the holy land led to the graveyard becoming a sought after burial site among the aristocracy of Central Europe. At the time of the thirty years’ war in the 17th century, the number of burials outgrew the space available, the older remains began to be exhumed and stored in the chapel, and it’s estimated that the chapel now contains the bones of up to 40,000 people." - www.outsideprague.com



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Cruthania Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait so the chandelier is made out of real people
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Cruthania Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome XD
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Cleansefoldmanipul8 Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...incredible. Thank you for sharing this.
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thandav Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
coolest
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draweverywhere Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is an amazing story!!!!
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:iconporcelainpoet:
Thanks for viewing! Yes, it's quite amazing. ;)
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:iconnighttears2010:
Would be nice in my living room :D
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