Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Czech Republic: The Church of Bones

The remains of over 40,000 people provide the 'unusual' decoration for Bohemia's most notorious church.

The bones grace the walls, ceilings and floors. "It looks to me like a scene from a horror movie -- but it is very nice," comments one visitor. The decor was inspired by the need to address overcrowding in the cemetery during the 19th century. Townsfolk see the church as a place of worship but detractors say the dead should be left to rest in peace -- not pieces.

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