Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Take bones for instance. The Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic, like other overpopulated graveyards in the past, decided to put the bones to good use and make displays out of their bones and skulls.
The Paris Catacombs are somewhat similar, although not quite as artistic as the Czech effort.
Would probably be quite a good place for a seance. I think you’d get a few crossed lines however – I’m not sure if the otherworldly switchboard would be able to cope.
Dying is a fact of life. The very last fact, in fact. But the way in which people have prepared for death, and a possible afterlife, has been complex and contradictory through the centuries. Hundreds of works from a unique personal collection devoted to the iconography of death are now on show at the Wellcome Collection in London.