Saturday, 23 March 2013

11 Most Bizarre European Ossuaries

image credit: Merlin cc

Across Europe, in many predominantly catholic or orthodox countries, are sites known as ossuaries, often referred to as 'bone churches.' Creepy by today's standards, these churches are decorated from floor to ceiling with human skeletal remains.

Though the original intention was for bones to be buried when space became available, many of these remains are still up as a testament to this peculiar religious tradition.

(thanks Veljko)

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