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Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora - The Bone Church

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Once in the Universe

Nowhere else will you find this. Humans are capable of making anything once. This is where you can find a church containing the bones of forty thousand people, gracefully sculpted into pyramids, a chandelier, and a coat of arms. If you think you've seen everything in your life, come here.

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A: Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora - The Bone Church

Par Jeffrey Martin, à moins de 10 mètres

Once in the Universe Nowhere else will you find this. Humans are capable of making anything once. Thi...

Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora - The Bone Church

B: Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora - The Bone Church

Par Jeffrey Martin, à moins de 10 mètres

Once in the Universe Nowhere else will you find this. Humans are capable of making anything once. Thi...

Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora - The Bone Church

C: Kostnice (ossuary) in Kutna Hora

Par Michael Pop, à 360 mètres

Kostnice (ossuary) in Kutna Hora

D: Czech Republic, Kutna Hora, Kostnice

Par Thomas Blanket, à 370 mètres

Czech Republic, Kutna Hora, Kostnice

E: Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

Par Armin Leuprecht, à 370 mètres

Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

F: Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora bone church

Par Willy Kaemena, à 370 mètres

Wikipedia: "The Sedlec Ossuary (Czech: Kostnice v Sedlci) is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located b...

Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora bone church

G: Kutna Hora Bone Chapel

Par Michael Pop, à 370 mètres

Kutna Hora Bone Chapel

H: The Bone Church (Ossuary), Kutna Hora

Par Tomáš Klíma, à 380 mètres

The Bone Church (Ossuary), Kutna Hora

I: The Bone Church (Ossuary), Kutna Hora

Par Tomáš Klíma, à 380 mètres

The Bone Church (Ossuary), Kutna Hora

J: Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

Par Armin Leuprecht, à 390 mètres

Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

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The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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