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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

See How Franciscan Monks Used 5,000 Bones To Decorate This Church In Portugal

Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) is part of a larger Royal Church of St. Francis in Evora, Portugal. It got the name "Chapel of Bones" because the interior walls of the church are covered and decorated with human skulls and bones. This church was built in the 16th century by disciplined and fanatical Franciscan monks. At the time, the 43 graveyards in Evora town were experiencing serious overcrowding that was taking up little valuable lands. So as a matter of necessity, the Franciscan monks had to exhume the

  1 year ago ago
See How Franciscan Monks Used 5,000 Bones To Decorate This Church In Portugal