What Church In Czechoslovakia Is Decorated with Bones?

Early in the seventeenth century, all the ornaments and other valuables were stolen from All Saints Church, near the town of Kutna Hora about 45 miles from the Czechoslovakian capital of Prague.

To replace the stolen items, the people of the community made a new set of statues and ornaments, from human bones!

The skeletons of 10,000 people were dug up to provide “raw materials” for the church decorations. Today, a chandelier made of bones, a family crest made from hundreds of human skulls, and other spine-tingling sights greet visitors to this “Church of Bones”.

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