A Drive to Kutná Hora

We took a day trip outside of Prague to see the countryside.

Kutná Hora, a town about an hour outside of Prague, was once a silver mining town during medieval times, and later became a quiet small town when its primary industry declined.

The town became part of Unesco in 1995.

One of our stops was the Sedlec Ossuary.

Upon entering and descending into the crypt, we were awed and disgusted by the elaborate baroque chandelier made entirely from human bones.

There was no clear explanation at the site for why the chandelier was constructed in the first place. Certainly no one gave consent for their remains to be used as decoration.

Later, after some research, we found that the ossuary was the work of a half-blind monk and later a woodcarver, who presumably found their task dull and needed to liven up their work day with some tasteful interior decoration.

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