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This is a series of pictures taken at the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is really REALLY cool. It’s considered to be a ‘creepy’ tourist attraction, but I don’t really think of it that way at all, it just seems interesting. The Ossuary is decorated entirely with skeletons, and every bone found in the human body can be found somewhere in this church. It’s just outside Prague, trains run to the town where its located fairly often, and it’s an easy walk from the station to the church. Seriously though, if you have the chance, go! It’s super cool 🙂

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Skeleton Chandelier

Taken at the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. The Sedlec Ossuary, also known as the bone church, is located in the small town of Kutna Hora, about a 45 minute train ride outside of Prague. The inside of this amazing church is decorated with thousands of human bones. This is a picture of the chandelier, the design of which incorporates every bone in the body. The inside of the church is decorated with over 40,000 human skeletons. It’s an absolutely amazing site. I’m interested in physical anthropology, so I thought this was absolutely amazing, but even without knowing anything about the human skeleton I think anyone can appreciate the uniqueness of this place. It is absolutely worth the visit, and the train ride over there is beautiful.

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Frozen in Time

A picture of one of the casts made by early archaeologists at Pompeii Scavi in Italy. Let me reiterate for anyone who hasn’t looked on this blog before; I am a HUGE archaeology dork. So, if you are like me, or you just like awesomeness in general I would highly recommend a trip to these ruins as well as some of the smaller sites that are near by. Pompeii is really big, but i’d suggest going in every room you have access to; you never know what awesome things might be hiding behind those walls.

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Taken in the absolutely incredible ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal) cave in Belize. This cave site is amazing, and if you are up for the physical challenge and don't mind getting wet, you NEED to go. It takes a fair trek to get here; a long hike, crossing two streams (rivers depending on time of year), a swim into the mouth of the cave, keep swimming/ trekking through water until you get to a monolith, which you climb up, ant then you get to walk around the dry area Here you can find lots of really cool geological formations, a ton of ceramics, including some complete vessels, and several skeletons, including this one. This female skeleton has been on the cave floor for so long that the calcification process has moved on to her bones, creating the crystalline structures you can see here. She is thought to have been a ritual sacrifice, and has come to be known as the Crystal Maiden. It's an amazing place, i've been twice, and I can't wait to get back there. If you have any interest in archaeology or you just want to see something really amazing, go here. It's a little bit pricey, but it is worth every penny. I'd recommend Pacz tours, they were really awesome, and had a lot of respect for the site.

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a picture of one of the casts made from early excavations at Pompeii (i'm an archaeology nerd so I think this is super cool)

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