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Behold this chapel, it comes with thousands of human bones

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

Kaplica Czaszek chapel
Kaplica Czaszek chapel
Kaplica Czaszek chapel
Kaplica Czaszek chapel
Kaplica Czaszek chapel

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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