29th Apr 2009

Interesting photoset by Anne Ward: Bonehouse in St Leonard's Church.

St Leonard's Church in Hythe is known as "The Church with the Bones" due to the ossuary in the crypt. It's one of only two ossuaries in England (the other being in Rothwell, Northants) and contains 2,000 human skulls, 8,000 thighbones, a few jaw bones and other various artefacts. The skull and thighbones were usually kept as it was believed that it would ensure physical resurrection.

excerpt taken from GLOBOsapiens

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