During the Middle Ages, a
handful of earth from Golgotha - the site of Christ's crucifixion - was
scattered in a churchyard in the small Central Bohemian town of Kutna Hora.
Over the following centuries, the cemetery became such a popular burial
place that by the 1800s the remains of some 40,000 disinterred people had
piled up in the cellar.
To tidy the place up, a monk was commissioned to create artworks, such as
this monstrance, from the bones.