Capela dos Ossos (Bones Chapel) - Évora, Portugal

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Taken the 27/07/09
The Capela dos Ossos (Bones Chapel) is a macabre chapel constructed by Franciscan monks to serve as a reminder of life's ephemeral nature. It is decorated with human bones and skulls held together by cement. It also features two desiccated corpses, one of which is a child. It has been estimated that bones from around 5000 bodies were used to cover the walls and pillars of the chapel.
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Clement Celma

Latitude: 38° 34' 6" N, Longitude: 7° 54' 30" W see »

Location: Portugal

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