Archeology shock: Ancient wall made of human bones and skulls discovered in Belgium

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In 1556, bands of Calvinists visited Catholic churches in the Netherlands, shattering stained-glass windows, destroying statues, paintings and other artworks considered idolatrous.

The disturbing Saint-Bavo wall draws comparison to one of the largest and best-preserved collections of ancient human bones and skulls in Britain, found in a small church in St Leonard’s Church, Kent.

This collection features more than 1,000 skulls on the shelves found in four arched bays, with one single stack of bones more than 1.8m (6ft) tall.

Photographer Darragh Field, who visited has visited the collection, said: “It’s the best collection of ancient bones and skulls in the country and one of only two ossuaries in the UK, so I had to go and see for myself.


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