The Sedlec Ossuary

Written by Andrea on . Posted in art, photography, video

“Prince Scwarzenburg had an ossuary made at the All Saint’s Church, in Sedlec near Kutna Hora. It was finished in 10 years, in 1870, by woodcarver Frantisek Rindt with wife and 2 children. Most of the bones date back to 1378, when the Black Plague hit Kutna Hora. It is estimated that Rindt used 50-70 thousand human skeletons.”

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Ossuary: a short film by the Czech surrealist artist Jan Švankmajer


  • Juliewren2001

    There are two ossuries here in the UK. St. Leonards church in Hythe, Kent is well worth a visit.