The Sedlec Ossuary - where human bones become art

The Sedlec Ossuary (a.k.a. Kostnice) is a small Christian chapel decorated with human bones. It's located in Sedlec, which is a suburb in the outskirts of the Czech town Kutna Hora. In 1996 I visited the place and fell madly in love with it.

I searched the Net for pictures and information on the Ossuary in Sedlec without finding any really good pictures or info. Because of that I decided to make my own Sedlec Ossuary Page. In fact, when I launched this page there was only one other page about the Ossuary on the www. That page has been taken off-line by now, but several others have appeared. The information sources I've encountered (travel guides and on-line info) do not always agree on all of the facts stated on the information page, but I've tried to sort out the facts most likely to be true and display them.

I've had many requests for high resolution images for publication. I don't have the images that I scanned for the old gallery anymore, but I have been to the Ossuary again and now I have a brand New Gallery with original 5mpix images. I've allready sold to a few satisfied customers. Mail me if you are interested.

Me and my GF are about to start a round the world trip in Dec 2006. Do you have any info or tips you want to share - check my round the world page!

  The Sedlec Mini-Menu:
New gallery:  [ main page ]
Old gallery:  [ page 1 ] - [ page 2 ] - [ page 3 ]
Some information I have gathered about the Ossuary.
If you'd like to link to my page, please read this...
Browse some contibuted images.
Open Hours are on the info page.
The site was featured on ZDTV's Internet Tonight!

Photos © Lubos Stiburek, Ivan Ulrych, Frisco Ramirez, hackerzeven, Mark Bennett, John Morse.
Would you like to contribute with your own Sedlec shots?
Mail me about it and we'll work it out somehow...
(Photos must be of good quality and size!)
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