Ossuary

An ossuary is a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Evora
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.
Hallstatt-Dachstein
Lima Monastery of San Francisco
Meteora At Great Meteoron Monastery
Mount Athos In the Prodomos
Oporto Igreja de Sao Francisco
Rome Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
Saint Catherine Area Chapel of St Tryphon
Saint-Emilion
Venice and its Lagoon Isola Sant'Ariano

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