Travel back in time – The Bone Church in Kutna Hora

The chapel consists of forty thousand human remains

The history of the town relates to the mining of silver as it used to be a place of medieval largest sources of silver. In the medieval times Kutna Hora used to make one third of Europe’s total production of silver. For this reason Kutna Hora became the second most essencial town of the Kingdom of Bohemia and became the rival of Prague in many aspects – in economy, cuBone Churchlture etc. In 1142 the first Cistercian monastery in Bohemia was founded in near Sedlec by Miroslav of Cimburk (nobleman of Prince Vladislav II.). Today you can visit the Kutna hora inside.

The chapel consists of forty thousand human remains

Kutna Hora – the Bone Church

When there is noticed Bone Church or Ossuary or better Kostnice in the Czech Republic – in Kutna Hora it means the building from the 13th century. Jindřich,  the abbot of Sedlec monastery who got back from Palestina with the soil from this place, throw the soil on the cemetery which is in the neighborhood of the Chapel of All Saints.

The attractive mix of the holy soil and the cemetery

The magical mixture of the holy soil and the cemetery become the place which was very attractive for rich people from all the Central Europe. When there was the time of thirty year’s war in the 17th century the number of dead people grew and the bones from people buried later were exhumed and were placed to the chapel. The chapel consists of forty thousand human remains.

What to find on the first floor in Bone Church?

The first floor of this chapel is partly below the ground and it is divided into three parts which are across its length and breadth. So it looks like a huge nought-and-crosses board. Every corner of this floor houses a mysterious pile of skulls with bones which are about four meters square on the ground and three meters high.