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Cemetery 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 “Cemetery 12: Kutna Hora’s Ossuary “

Cemetery 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 “Cemetery 11: Prague’s Olšany Cemetery”

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