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09-24-2009, 04:30 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile32978/Chapel-of--Bones---Evora---Portugal.htm>Chapel of Bones - Evora - Portugal</a></b><br><br>(Portuguese: Capela dos Ossos) is one of the best known monuments in Evora, Portugal. <br />
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The lugubrious chapel is formed by three spans 18.7 meters long and 11 meters wide. Light enters through three small openings on the left. Its walls and eight pillars are &quot;decorated&quot; in carefully arranged bones and skulls held together by cement. <br />
The ceiling is made of white painted brick and is painted with death motifs.<br />
The number of skeletons of monks was calculated to be about 5000, coming from the cemeteries that were situated inside several dozen churches. <br />
Some of these skulls have been scribbled with graffiti. Two desiccated corpses, one of which is a child, dangle from a chain.<br />
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The famous warning at the entrance “We bones here, for yours await”<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/214476bones.jpg>

09-24-2009, 04:33 PM