Brno to open ossuary to public after surprise find of 50,000 human bones
One of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Czech Republic who venture outside Prague is the town of Kutna Hora, famous for its ossuary, or bone depository, in which thousands upon thousands of human bones are arranged into various shapes, including a chandelier. Now the Moravian capital Brno is planning to offer visitors a similar macabre treat.
So far a third of the work has been done, though a 20-metre stretch of tunnel packed full of muddy bones still has to be excavated. The cleaned bones will then be added to those which are already being stacked into slightly sloping walls.
Experts say that Jakubske namesti may not have given up all its secrets. More skulls have been found under the entrance to the square's St Jakub's church and it is believed that there are similar cellars full of bones there.