Gallery: 6 Creepy Churches Made of Bones

Chandeliers made of bones? An architectural arch lined with skulls? These aren’t bloody scenes from House of 1000 Corpses, they're typical parts of your run-of-the-mill ossuary! When graves and catacombs became over-crowded with bones largely due to the plague, churches began sorting and placing the bones in designated bone rooms. During the 16th and 17th centuries, churches around the world began applying an artistic touch to the bones, arranging them in their interiors decoratively as a reminder to its parishioners of the fragility of life. Read on to get a peek into our favorite bone churches - if you dare....

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