Visit Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones)

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 The Capela dos Ossos in Evora, Portugal is incredible - every time the cemetery fills up with the bones of monks and nuns, they dig up the oldest ones and make a larger chapel out of them! There are actually many such Ossuaries in the world, mostly in Europe, and mostly very old. 

I was able to visit the one in Evora, Portugal in 1984 while traveling through Europe, and will never forget the experience. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXynjbs6HF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMp1RrGXJQ&feature=related

 

 

 

 


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