Pyramids of skulls

Hugh Rodwell m-14970 at
Thu May 9 12:50:53 MDT 1996

Robert M writes in his piece on lumpen rage:

>Our history is a pyramid of skulls!
>Our skulls!

If you would like to see actual pyramids of skulls and bones from our
history, you can go to the Czech Republic and find out where the nearest
ossuary (bone depository) is to where you're staying.

I visited one, a crypt full of bones and skulls from the dead in the Thirty
Years War (1618-1648), one of Catholicism's great gifts to the world. Can't
remember the name offhand (twenty years ago).

Some Baroque artist had been inspired to arrange the bones into macabre
vases and arabesques.



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