You might not think that piles of bones would be a great tourist attraction, but would probably be surprised at just how popular they are. I was surprised myself!
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The small town of Eggenburg, Lower Austria, houses one of the most unique charnel houses in Central Europe because of the completeness of its contents. Even so, this is one of the least known charnels. Many tourists pass through Eggenburg without experiencing it.
However, if you are planning a visit, you should temper your expectations. The view is truly humbling, but you can only enjoy it from a platform above the pit that contains the bones. Although visitors are not allowed to enter, it is still worth the trip even if you only see the structure through plexiglass.
Of the skeletal remains of the 5,800 individuals deposited there, 2,200 can be traced back to medieval times. Studies conducted on the skulls of this latter group have revealed that 410 showed a wide variety of injuries and 430 displayed various pathologies.As a result, this charnel house is more than a simple tourist attraction.
If this wasn't freaky enough for ya, follow the link to Listverse, where they have many others on display. Not the actual bones, but the pictures!
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