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Kostnice Bone Church in Sedlec  
   

Kostnice Bone Church in Sedlec

Kostnice, or "The Bone Church" as it has come to be known, contains about 40,000 human bones arranged to form various decorations within the church. The bones, belonging mostly to victims of the 14th century plague and 15th century Hussite Wars, were uncovered from mass graves on the church's site as the area was being developed. Local monks came up with the idea of putting the bones to use in the way you see them displayed today. This church is fascinating and certainly a "must-do" day trip from Prague!
Naked Guys and the Bone Church

June 15th 2007
Today was our day trip to Kutna Hora to see Kostnice, the bone church in Sedlec (next to Kutna Hora). Since we had purchased our train tickets yesterday and familiarized ourselves with the train station a bit, the morning was a lot less stressful than it probably would have been had we not been prepared. Almost everything in the train station is only written in Czech, but there is an internationa ... read more
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Czech Flag Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of ot... ... read more
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