A new kind of burial ...

In the Austrian town of Hallstatt, you can find a cemetery of the bones of the deceased painted, mostly painted skulls.

It was like this: Back in the 16th century Hallstatt small cemetery reached its limit, was nowhere to bury people in such a way was found vyhod.Pokoynikov which lay in the ground dug 10-12 years, their bones for several months bleached in the sun, then painted on the bones patterns (name, symbols, date of birth - death) and placed in a small temple.

Nowadays, of course, there is cremation, but nevertheless, until 1997, there were 1,200 skulls.


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