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Beinhaus - the Bone House in Hallstatt Austria

It is named for its type site, Hallstatt, a lakeside village in the Austrian Salzkammergut southeast of Salzburg. The culture is commonly linked to Proto-Celtic and Celtic populations in its western zone and with (pre-)Illyrians in its eastern zone.

Beinhaus - the Bone House in Hallstatt Austria

Hallstatt, Austria-After 12-15 yrs they dig up the dead and lovingly place the bones in this room. This town is on the side of a mountain so they ran out of room. I don't think they are doing this now...but I could be wrong

The Beinhaus (bone house) in Hallstatt dates back to the twelfth century AD. There are over 1200 skulls in the charnel, of them 610 have been painted in flowery designs, neatly stacked in rows along with next of kin and have the date of decease written on them.