31 Ossuaries: Bizarre Catacombs With Bone-Filled Interiors
There were times when using bones of the deceased was a rightful way for religious institutions to honor the dead. That's how ossuaries in churches and catacombs came into existence. Later, these caves were handy as there wasn't enough room in cemeteries after plagues.
Piles of human bones forming walls, pillars, towers, altars, or even chandeliers can be found in the interesting photos below. These human skeleton parts belonged to monks, noblemen, victims of diseases, and also virgins! However, in many cases, the only conserved part of a body is the human skull.
Although many people find it difficult to understand why these scary places are labeled as "tourist attractions", visiting them doesn't necessarily mean some kind of morbid fascination. It might be a chilling or startling experience, but a sense of transcendence and life lies beyond the macabre confrontation with destiny that happens when one is seeing these bones.
If you have visited or know some other interesting ossuaries, catacombs, or similar architecture artworks, feel free to add your pictures!