Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Chapel of Bones in Evora Portugal

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You may be familiar with the Catacombs in Paris, which is a series of tunnels that are lined with over six million bodies from around the 12th century from the overcrowding of cemeteries during the rise of Christianity. However, the Capela Dos Ossos in Evora, Portugal was constructed around the 16th century, and the likeness and symbolism is uncanny.




The Chapel of Bones is a macabre chapel built by Franciscan monks whom believed that life could change in a moment, and they urged others to share in this contemplation during prayer.

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1 comments:

Tina said...
13 June 2010 at 04:59  

i did wonder it that was a real body at first. wow that is fascinating. love stuff about the past.

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