5 of the World’s Most Hauntingly Beautiful Macabre Destinations
Here are the perfect places feel the creeps this Halloween.
by Andy Flores | October 24, 2017
Taking the guise of an old medieval Gothic chapel, the Church of All Saints in Sedlec conceals a deep, dark secret: Beneath it are the remains of some 40 to 70 thousand people — most of whom perished during the plague in 1318 and the Hussite Wars — artistically assembled into ornaments. Also known as the “Skull Church,” it features two large chalices, four baroque candelabras, six pyramids, and the centerpiece — a grand chandelier made with almost every bone in the human body. The skeletons were originally buried at the church’s cemetery until it was closed in the 15th century. In 1870 wood carver Frantisek Rint of Česká Skalice was commissioned to arrange the bones into how they appear today.
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