Picture of a wall covered with bones and skulls in the Ossuary Chapel of a church in Milan, Italy
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22 photos + 1 video from the Ossuary Chapel in Milan

Oh, how differently people related to death and dead bodies 800 years ago. Take for example the ossuary at the Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa, aka Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa . There used to be a hospital and cemetery there. But when a new, bigger one was built int he neighborhood they closed it down the old one and used the bones of the dead to decorate the side chapel of the church at the same location. Read the wikipedia page or the official site for more history. Meanwhile “enjoy” my pictures and short video of the place. It sure feels like it has a unique atmosphere, although there are a few similar places in Europe.

 

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