An ossuary is a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains.
|Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios||Nea Moni|
|Funerary and memory sites of the First World War||"The remains of unidentified soldiers are sometimes grouped together in ossuaries." (crit iii)|
|Gusuku of Ryukyu||Tamaudun, royal tomb, according to Ryukyuan tradition, the royal remains would only be kept in central compartment for a limited time, after which the bones were washed and entombed in the north and south compartments - so technically it is also an ossuary.|
|Lima||Monastery of San Francisco|
|Meteora||At Great Meteoron Monastery|
|Mount Athos||In the Prodomos|
|Necropolis of Bet She'arim||"There's plenty of light and height in most of the areas, and temperatures inside are comfortable, making it easy to spend a few hours gazing at the sheer variety of impressive ossuaries, tunnels, inscriptions and symbolic decorations."|
|Oporto||Igreja de Sao Francisco|
|Rome||Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini|
|Saint Catherine Area||Chapel of St Tryphon|
|Salvador de Bahia||The Dominican and Franciscan churches have subterranean ossuaries|
|Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor||Ceramic chest found at Burana|
|Syracuse||Under the church of San Filippo Apostolo there is a crypt with an ossuary.|
|Venice and its Lagoon||Isola Sant'Ariano|
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