The Macabre Capela dos Ossos: Why was it Decorated with the Dead?

November 13, 2017 - General
Dried corpse hanging on the wall in the chapel at Évora

When one thinks about the interior design of a place of worship, one generally includes statues of religious icons, paintings of important religious events, perhaps the odd stained-glass window and altar or shrine dedicated to the deity in question. An interior adorned with bones of the dead does not readily spring to mind. But some creative designer conceived of and created just such morbid décor for a chapel in Portugal.

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