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January 9, 2014

The Bone House


In 2010, the Austrian photographer Paul Kranzler began photographing at the beinhaus in the village of Hallstatt.
“A beinhaus (bone house), or charnel house, is the place at a church or graveyard where the bones of the deceased are kept after exhumation,” he explained. “As a child, I visited the ossuary, with its painted skulls, one of the strangest places I have ever been—a mystic and very silent place.” - - Paul Kranzler's Photographs of an Austrian Bone House

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 9, 2014 12:29 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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There is a WW I Ossuary near Verdun. The architect perfectly caught the spirit of the death of somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 men.

Google 'Douaumont ossuary' for some really creepy photos of an ossuary containing the bones of 130,000 men.

Posted by: Fred Z at January 9, 2014 2:44 PM

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