The Bone Church Made Of 40,000 Skeletons Will Give You Chills For Sure

The Bone Church Made Of 40,000 Skeletons Will Give You Chills For Sure
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Typically, we associate churches and chapels with angelic choruses, heavenly architecture, and lively spirits. There is, however, an exemption found in the Czech Republic. This chapel, built underneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints, is brimming with so many bones that it's now nicknamed as The Bone Church. For starters, its walls are packed with carefully placed skulls and other skeletal parts, giving off this eerie vibe in a sacred ground.

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Disciples Even After Death

Disciples Even After Death

The Sedlec Ossuary's history tells us why it's filled with many human bones. In the early 13th century, Abbot Henry tossed 'holy soil' around the Sedlec cemetery. The soil was deemed special because it arrived from the Grave of the Lord in Jerusalem.

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Seemingly Normal

Seemingly Normal
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Sedlec Cemetery and A Typical Church

Sedlec Cemetery and A Typical Church
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From this view, it doesn't seem like there's anything odd about the place. Except that more than 30,000 people wanted to be buried in the cemetery because of the 'holy soil' scattered by Abbot Henry. Eventually, they had to make new room for the dead -- underneath this church.

Welcome, Everyone

Welcome, Everyone
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40,000 Skulls

40,000 Skulls
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In 1870, Frantisek Rint was tasked to make macabre designs out of the abundant human bones.

The Bone Chandelier

The Bone Chandelier
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The central piece of the Sedlec Ossuary is Rint's macabre chandelier.

Intricate Design

Intricate Design
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Each bone structure was carefully placed to create the magnificent piece.

Bigger Look

Bigger Look
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Imagine doing all of these work centuries ago, when there was no available technology to easily accomplish this incredible task!

Skeletal Coat of Arms

Skeletal Coat of Arms
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Another one of Rint's iconic works is this Schwarzenberg coat of arms.

Dedication

Dedication
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Rint had to painstakingly bleach all of the bones to provide a uniform look.

Deathly Details

Deathly Details
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Rint's Bone Signature

Rint's Bone Signature
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It might not be permanent ink, but a bone signature will surely last just as long.

Cozy and Creepy

Cozy and Creepy
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The calm, warm lighting within The Bone Church is decent enough to take away any spooky vibes some might feel while they are inside.

Life and Death, Spirit and Man

Life and Death, Spirit and Man
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You've gotta love the contrast and meaning here.

Visitors of The Bone Church

Visitors of The Bone Church
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Approximately 200,000 people visit the Sedlec Ossuary every year to gaze upon the sacred, macabre grounds carefully crafted by Rint.