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TRAVEL

Chapel of Bones, The Catholic Church Built With Thousands of Human Skulls and Bones (Graphic images)

Capela Dos Ossos (chapel of Bones) is one of the greatest monuments in Evora Portugal. The Chapel is located at the extrance of st Francis Catholic church Evora. The Chapel was nicknamed the Chapel of Bones because the interior and exterior walls are decorated with human skeletons and bones. Myths believes that the Skulls and Bones of individual used in building the Chapel were those of Muslim soldiers killed during the days of the Christian Crusaders, but this mythology was wrong because the bones and Skulls

  1 year ago ago
Chapel of Bones, The Catholic Church Built With Thousands of Human Skulls and Bones (Graphic images)

RELIGION

Photos Of A Church Entirely Built With Skulls And Skeletons Of Muslims

The Capela dos Ossos (English: Chapel of Bones) is one of the best known monuments in Évora, Portugal. It is a small interior chapel located next to the entrance of the Church of St. Francis. The Chapel gets its name because the interior walls are covered and decorated with human skull. "These bones were set in the walls in 16th century and were taken from an overcrowded graveyard. Muslim occupation of Portugal ended 1000years prior so how was this the bones of muslims? Muslims were not the only ones being

  2 years ago ago
Photos Of A Church Entirely Built With Skulls And Skeletons Of Muslims