The Church of Bones

Black And White Photography, Photography


Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.5; ISO 3200; 1/160sec

The Sedlec Ossuary (or ‘Church of Bones’) is a spectacular work of art located in Kutna Hora, in the Czech Republic.  The inside of the church is dramatically adorned by the bones of more than 40,000 human skeletons, which have been arranged in various structures.  Above is the church’s coat of arms, which was originally the crest of the Schwarzenberg family.

4 thoughts on “The Church of Bones

  1. This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!

    When I look at all those bones I imagine the stories of the people that lived all those years ago that inhabited these bones. I think of the mothers, the fathers, the brothers, the sisters, the babies, and the list goes on. In addition, I imagine their day-day life, their joys, their sorrows, their hopes + dreams.

    Thx for posting!


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