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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 117 ART AROUND THE WORLD

The Bone Church of Sedlec

HUMAN BY DESIGN

 

If you are looking for the ultimate in recycled construction design, you may have to leave IKEA® behind and travel to the Sedlec Ossuary in the former Czech Republic. Located beneath the small Roman Catholic All Saints Church in Sedlac near Prague, the ossuary dates back to the 13th century and is decorated inside and out with the remains of over 40,000 people. Every bone in the human body—from femur to fibula—decorates the architecture and furnishings of the chapel.

Chandelier made of human bones at Sedlec’s All Saints Ossuary.

 

The large number of bones is ...

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