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Just east of Prague, on the edge of Kutna Hora, there is a place called Sedlec. In the 13th century, a monk from the abbey there traveled back from the holy land with a handful of dirt from Golgotha, which he scattered in the local cemetery. For the next 600 years, EVERYONE wanted to be buried there. By the nineteenth century, they were completely out of space. Being constrained by the traditions of sacred burial, they used the bones of about 50,000 souls to decorate the chapel there. Here are a few more details... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary
It is as macabre as you might imagine.

Originally shot on 35mm Fuji Velvia.

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