by Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Tuesday 11 March 2014

Look beyond the innocuously humble facade of the Kaplica Czaszek chapel — which is located in an old town in southwestern Poland — and you will find the skulls and bones belonging to thousands of war casualties. Back in the days between 1776 and 1804, its local priest Vaclav Tomasek apparently collected, cleaned and assembled the skeletons recovered from calamities such as the Thirty Years’ War, Silesian Wars and cholera outbreaks.

Via Smithsonian Magazine