‘Church of Bones’ in Czech Republic to ban selfies

BANNED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Church of bones is estimated to contain bones from around 40 000 to 70 000 people

The chapel, located beneath the Church of All Saints about 45 miles outside of Prague, is known as the “Church of Bones” due to its unusual decor.

The bones from the nearly 60,000 skeletons discovered on the site have been used to create decorative elements, most famously a large chandelier.

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Radka Krejčí, director of the Sedlec parish, told reporters in a Czech Republic media briefing that photography will be severely restricted in the Sedlec Ossuary as of 2020.

Despite signs in many languages asking guests to be polite and remember that the skeletons in ‘Church of Bones’ are still dead bodies, many tourists have removed bones from the walls, attempted to touch or kiss skeletons, put hats or sunglasses on skulls for photo purposes or committed other disrespectful acts.

In addition, preservation is crucial, since Kutná Hora’s historic town center is a UNESCO World Heritage site.



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