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... 5 locals beers and one surprise (cider ale.....meh). It was such a fun place to stop. Thanks Moe. With our stomachs full ( forgot to mention our plum crisps) we did the 30 minute walk through various neighborhoods to the Bone Chapel AKA The Ossuary. Okay, I am writing this on our way back to Prague and our stop is close so bye for now. Don't want to miss the stop again! I will attempt to upload pics with our spotty wifi when we get back to our ...
... so we decided to split up for a few hours.
Unfortunately, today was apparently "show up a minute too late day." I was technically on time for the tour, but since they had already left, that didn't really help me any.
... br> contains masses of human bones which were exhumed from the cemetery.
I've added a short explanation about the history of this place and how it came
to be filled with bones.
In 1278 the abbot of the monastery in Sedlec, was sent to the Holy Land
by King Otakar the 2nd of Bohemia. He returned with a small amount of
earth and sprinkled it over the abbey cemetery.
Following this the ...
... of the Holy Land. After the Black Plague in the 14th Century and the Hussite Wars left many dead the cemetery had to be expanded. Sometime after 1511 the graves were exhumed to make room for new bodies. The remains of between 40-70 thousand people were piled up in the ossuary until 1870 when the Schwarzenberg family hired Frantisek Rint, a woodcarver, to organize the bones. He spent several years organizing the bones inside the lower level ...
Thursday 3 July 2014 Prague
Mostly Sunny 25C
We have just enjoyed a wonderful day, we caught the 8am train to Kutna Hora and went to see the Church of Bones. It was amazing inside with 4 very large piles of bones in the corners of the Ossuary, the most amazing piece was the chandelier ...