The Chapel of Bones in Evora, Portugal

May 27 We spent the first two nights of a southern Portugal and southern Spain tour with repeat clients Art and Carol in the pretty hilltop town of Evora, Portugal. One of the places we visited there is the Chapel of Bones, built in the early 17th century by monks of the adjacent Monastery of […]

Oppenheim’s Gruesome Bonehouse

July 11 The pretty little town¬† of Oppenheim on the banks of the Rhein River in Germany has a gruesome secret behind its massive red sandstone church. There, in the cellar of the little Michaels Chapel, lie the remains of some 20,000 souls who were laid to rest in the nearby cemetery between 1400 and […]