Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vintage

Old Bones

 

Capuchin Crypt, Brno, Czech Republic.

Capuchin Crypt, Brno, Czech Republic.

Naturally mummified remains of members of the Capuchin order, their patrons, and prominent Brno personalities lie in the 18th century Capuchin crypt.  The crypt is part of the Capuchin monastery and the Finding of the Holy Cross Church in Brno, Czech Republic. A deceased monk was placed in a reusable coffin with a hinged bottom. After the service, the bottom was opened and the body was placed on the ground, with a brick under the head. A combination of temperature, humidity and air circulation mummified the bodies.

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vintage

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It was a bit odd. Luckily they were all behind a glass wall so you couldn’t get too close. There were also lots of coffins and one saint in coffins.

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