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Catacombs in Klatovy

Catacombs in Klatovy

Katakomby v Klatovech (Catacombs in Klatovy) – that is how crypts under the Jesuit church in Klatovy are called today.

Katakomby v Klatovech (Catacombs in Klatovy) – that is how crypts under the Jesuit church in Klatovy are called today. They were built as a part of the church and served as a burial ground for members of the Jesuit order and its benefactors. The bodies were buried on top of wood-shavings in oak coffins and covered in hops. The bodies were gradually dried through the impact of air brought to the crypts through a sophisticated system of air canals --natural mummification – so that today their weight is about 8 – 10 kg.

Last edited by: Beránek Filip (23.06.2010)

 


 

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