Monday, August 23, 2010

Mysterious Crypts..... What They Are, Why They Were Used, and Where Can They Be Found



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You may be wondering, what exactly is a crypt? Why were crypts used instead of cemeteries? They have such a foreboding reputation, and in most cases, they may have, however there was reasoning behind this. You and I perceive them as creepy. A room breathing and speaking death. A dungeon in the pits of the abyss we’d rather avoid at night. For those that reside in the crypts, they mean something entirely different.

The Capela Dos Ossos crypt in Evora, Portugal was constructed around the 16th century. The Capela Dos Ossos is a macabre chapel built by Franciscan monks whom believed life could change in a moment, and they urged others to share in this contemplation during prayer.

 Read this post about the Capela Dos Ossos

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Ancient Digger: Monday Ground Up: Mysterious Crypts..... What They Are, Why They Were Used, and Where Can They Be Found

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