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One of the most elaborate portals in Prague leads to a long-closed tunnel complex Most old European cities have a network of underground tunnels, often now walled up and forgotten. They were made for various reasons, including defensive escape routes, a resting place for collected skeletons, and even cold storage for

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Bones from 40,000 plague and war victims are in creative sculptures The ossuary at Sedlec is generally called the Bone Church, and for good reason. Bones from tens of thousands of people gathered over many centuries have been put into unique decorative designs. The full name is the Cemetery Church of

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The centuries-old monastery once had some devilishly good food The monastery at Emauzy looks pleasant enough from a distance, with its modern concrete wing-shaped spires added in the 1960s. Its history goes back to 1347, and before that, the area was allegedly a pagan grove dedicated to Morana, the Slavic goddess

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