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Death’s Garden: So Shall You Be

I wanted to do something special to celebrate my thirty-fifth birthday. Simply going to Prague seemed enough, until Mason read me a bit from the Cadogan City Guide: “The ossuary dates from 1511, when a half-blind monk began gathering together … Continue reading

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Photos from the Empire of Death

Photo Exhibit Opening Tonight: Photos from The Empire of Death by Paul Koudounaris Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 8-10 p.m. Articulated Gallery/Loved To Death 1681 Haight St., San Francisco (415)551-1036 Named one of the ten best books of 2011 by … Continue reading

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A Brand-New Book of Ossuaries

For my birthday last weekend, my husband Mason bought me a book I’d only seen mentioned on the internet.  We were in the Wacko store in Hollywood and I missed it the first time I looked over the rack, but … Continue reading

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The Ossuary as Memento Mori

Memento Mori by Bohdan Chlibec My rating: 5 of 5 stars My husband Mason bought me this beautiful book at the Franz Kafka Bookstore on the Old Town Square in Prague. It’s listed on Amazon.com for $140, but let me … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #38: the Bone Chapel of Kutná Hora

Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice) Zamecká 127, Kutná Hora – Sedlec, 284 03 Czech Republic Information Center telephone +420 326 551 049 English email: ic@sedlec.info Founded: After 1400 Number of skeletons: up to 40,000 Open: Daily November – February from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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