You Won't Believe What This Ghoulish European Church is Decorated With!
To glance at the Cemetary Church of All Saints in Sedlec, Czech Republic, from the outside it looks like a fairly regular church. However, if you take a closer look the decorations may hint at the spooky findings that wait visitors on the inside.
Underneath the church in the Sedlec Ossuary is an enormous mausoleum which holds the remains of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, but these remains aren't buried, instead they have been used to decorate the ossuary in huge, creepy sculptures!
Around 1511 a monk was given the enormous task of stacking the bones inside the chapel to conserve space, and by 1870 the bones were being artistically arranged by a woodcarver named Frantisek RInt. Rint was only originally supposed to organize the bones in the ossuary, but instead decided to creature sculpted 'masterpieces' to honor the dead, including a coat of arms to impress him employers, the House of Schwarzenberg.
The Sedlec Ossuary receives over 200,000 tourists a year and is one of the Czech Republic's most popular attractions! Certainly proving that we all possess a strong sense of morbid curiosity.
There are numerous different sculptures inside the Ossuary, including bell-shaped mounds, piers and monstrances. There are also a number of other props which have been added such as doll heads and fake snakes.