Weird History

A Complex Network of Mass Graves Has Been Uncovered Under A Medieval "Bone Church"

Sedlec Ossuary is famous for its Church of Bones but recent archaeological finds have added a whole new chapter to its fascinating skeletal story. Located in Kutna Hora outside of Prague, the Sedlec Ossuary Bone Church contains thousands of skulls and human remains - with at least one of each bone in the human body featured in a single chandelier alone. With the discovery of at least 30 mass graves nearby, however, thousands of more bodies are within its proximity. The bodies are yet another discovery from the past with disturbing and sad implications. How did these people die? Who were they? How did they end up in a mass grave to begin with? Read on for answers to some of these peculiar and haunting questions.