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Polish Chapel is Filled with Thousands of Human Bones

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Skull chapel

On the outside, Poland's Kaplica Czaszek chapel is totally unassuming, and it's likely that you'd pass it by without doing any sort of double take. But Kaplica Czaszek translates to Skull Chapel, a fitting name for the macabre sights that await inside...

Poland Skull Chapel

Skull Chapel was built between 1776 and 1804 by local parish priest Wacław Tomaszek, intending for it to be a mass grave for those who lost their lives in battle. After collecting the bones of casualties from the Thirty Years War and the three Silesian Wars, along with those who died from things like cholera and hunger, Tomaszek and his partners literally used them to build the inner walls and structures of the macabre chapel, which is filled out with three thousand skulls, and the bones of 21,000 others. Yes. 21,000.

When Tomaszek passed away in 1804, his own skull was placed on an altar inside the chapel, forever becoming a part of his macabre creation. Not surprisingly, it's the only chapel of its kind in Poland, though there are others like it throughout Europe.

Check out more pictures of the inside of Skull Chapel below, which come our way courtesy of Lost at E Minor!

Skull Chapel Poland

Skull Chapel Poland

Skull Chapel Poland

Skull Chapel Poland

Over in Korea, a plastic surgeon was recently fined for building towers of real human jawbones. Click the link to check out his disturbing creations!

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