Winter travels in Eastern Europe – Sedlec Bone Church, Kutna Hora


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Published: January 29th 2017
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Roads were surprisingly good for most of our driving tour in the Czech Republic.
We drove our car 3,300 km from Minsk, Belarus where we are teaching to see the cities, Christmas markets and quiet snow covered countryside of Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic and eastern Germany.



The majority of our 3 week tour was spent in friendly Czech Republic. A stop in Kutna Hora on our way from Olomouc to Prague was oddly interesting. Upon entering this unheated space you descend immediately into a crypt decorated with thousands of human bones (40,000) from plagues and wars. There are bone pyramids flanking the crypt, a large central chandelier, coat of arms, and more. It is a somber and reflective place, but that didn’t deter tourists with their constant thirst for selfies in every situation.


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Sedlec Bone Church, Kutna Hora

Angel with skull - not odd partners if you consider the belief of the monks: the living must constantly be reminded of death in order to live well.
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Sedlec Bone Church, Kutna Hora

Bone pyramid - one of six
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Sedlec Bone Church, Kutna Hora

Chandelier includes every human bone
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Sedlec Bone Church, Kutna Hora

Schwarzenberg family crest
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Sedlec Bone Church, Kutna Hora

Close-up of the Schwarzenber family crest with crow plucking the eye from the enemy.


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