Did you know that in Prague there’s a church made of human bones?

Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, might have been an ordinary enough town, if not for its extraordinary church.The inside of this church is decorated with artworks made of real human bones.

This church is called Sedlec Ossuary. It is a small Roman Catholic chapel.

By 1318, more than 30,000 bodies were buried there and by 1511, it had become necessary to remove the older bones to make place for the new ones.

These later became the material for the macabre creations.

In 1870 a local woodcarver was hired by the Duke of Shwartzenberg to decorate the inside of the church with the human remains.

Now it’s sometimes called a Boney Church.

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