stone and dust

travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, memorials, and other dark sites


Czech Republic

Cemetery Roundup 2015-2018

Having just visited my 150th cemetery/memorial site in just over 3 years, I thought it might be interesting to look at the overall numbers of where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. Just sorting through the numbers have given me a few surprises – I didn’t realise Continue reading “Cemetery Roundup 2015-2018”

Site 12: Kutna Hora’s Ossuary 

If you’ve been to Prague then you have probably heard about the ossuary in Kutna Hora, about an hour’s train ride out of Prague. The history of this site goes way back*. A monastery was built in 1142, and in 1278 the abbot of the monastery brought back some soil from Golgotha Continue reading “Site 12: Kutna Hora’s Ossuary “

Site 11: Prague’s Olšany Cemetery

When most people think of cemeteries in Prague, they think of the Old Jewish Cemetery. But the city has plenty of other old cemeteries to visit. One of those is the Olšany Cemetery, which originally started as a place to bury plague victims. Continue reading “Site 11: Prague’s Olšany Cemetery”

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