Sedlec Ossuary — Ryan Gray Photography

A little something appropriate for this time of year – a series of amazing photographs by Ryan Gray of the Sedlec Ossuary (Kutná Hora, Czech Republic). It contains the bones of upwards of 70,000 people, arranged in a variety of patterns and forms. Some of the bones date from before the 16th century, coming from mass graves dating from the Black Death and Hussite Wars. In 1870 František Rint, a Czech woodcarver, was hired by the House of Schwarzenberg to arrange the bones. Their coat of arms, composed of bones, is one of the most photographed works in the ossuary.

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