Today, I will take you on a new trip. We will visit the Czech Republic, to see the Sedlec Ossuary. I hope you won’t get scared because we will see a lot of bones. As the monastery is decorated with bones. Yes, you heard well bones. Grab my hand and let go for a walk while I tell you the story about the monastery.
The monastery was founded in 1142 by the Cistercian monks. As the main occupation, they were working the land near the monastery. The famous time will start later. In 1278 the king Otakar II of Bohemia sent one of his abbots to the Holy land. When the Abbot returned, he brought with him from Golgotha some earth which he sprinkled on the cemetery ground. Because of this, everyone desired to be buried in the sacred land. The Sedlec cemetery got famous. Many people wished to be buried here, not just from Bohemian parts but also from Central Europe. In the 14 century in plague time, the cemetery hosted around 30000 people. In the 15 century, the number grew with the Hussite war.
The way that the monastery looks now dates from 1870. The work of wood-carver was done by František Rint. The ossuary contains the remains of about 40000 people.
Now, let’s go for a walk, and we will see the dark of this beautiful place. Maybe we will feel a bit like in a cemetery, which in a way, it is. At the same time, you can see people naked of feelings, bare of flash, just bones. Bones that can make something beautiful.
For those who are part of the decor can be heaven because people can still see them, or hell, as not many would like to sleep their eternal time being part of room decor.
As you can see in the pics, there is an impressive chandelier that contains all the bones precisely from a human body, but also the rest of the decorations are fantastic.
Here you can find two movies I found on YouTube where you can feel even more like being there:
Here is the link for the official website so you can see more about it:http://www.ossuary.eu/index.php/en/ossuary
You can see here another video from their official site. I find it pretty interesting. In the video, you can see also how the Church looks outside. I hope you will enjoy it.
Pictures and videos are not made by me. They are gathered from all over the internet as I haven’t been to this beautiful place yet.