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The lead from Wall Street is soft as stocks moved sharply lower early on Tuesday and stayed that way throughout the session. The losses offset Monday's modest gains, with the NASDAQ snapping its six-day winning streak.
The Dow tumbled 291.49 points or 1.7 percent to finish at 17,387.21, while the NASDAQ plunged 90.27 points or 1.9 percent to 4,681.50 and the S&P 500 slumped 27.54 points or 1.3 percent to ...
... with arranged human bones in the basement (an ossuary). These are popular in Europe for some reason. In the middle ages it was the thing to do when you have a bunch of bones laying around. And it was the day before Halloween, so what the heck?
Most of the people died of natural causes and after a few decades of the bones piling up in the basement, someone decided ...
... of its glory years which have long past. Nevertheless, it was good to see something different.
The Sedlec Ossuary or the Bone Church is probably the main reason people come here. It is a graveyard chapel decorated with the bones of between 40-70,000 people. Nobody really knows exactly, but I had a weird feeling about the whole place. First of all the graveyard is pretty small and the chapel in the middle looks more like a nuclear bunker with pieces of concrete lying around ...
... the tour is down in the actual silver mines dug in the Middle Ages! So we think this might be fun. This also turned into one of my most unique experiences! They first had us put on little outfits, helmets and we each got a flashlight, I thought this was for show.. ooh no, we needed every part, pitch black, dripping wet and literally the mines were from the middle ages so ...
... and, suddenly, that cemetary became a very popular place to be buried. According to signs at the chapel, the belief was that, because of the Golgotha dirt a body buried there would decompose completely in only 3 days time leaving only bleached bones. For reasons I don't understand people thought that would be a great thing to have happen to their bodies so lots of people wanted to be buried in this particular little cemetery.