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Saturday, June 7, 2014

The mummies of the monastery - The unusual crypt is in Brno, Czech Republic PHOTO

Haunting Mummies are shown in the tomb of the Capuchin monastery in Brno, Czech republic on June 5, 2014, clutching their rosaries 


A monastery in the Czech Republic has a ghoulish secret for those willing to venture underground - two dozen corpses clutching rosaries are on display.

The bodies in the Capuchin Crypt of the Holy Cross Church, in Brno, date back hundreds of years, but they were only recently rediscovered and opened to public viewing.

The below-ground chamber's unique soil structure and a system of ventilation ducts allowed the corpses to be mummified in the open air.

Just another day in the office: An employee rakes the earth between mummies   
 
'Not for the squeamish': Mummies wearing cowls are also seen in the tomb  

Not many left: Only two dozen of the original 200 mummies buried in the tomb are still remaining  

 Unique: A special ventilation system and unusual soil helped to mummify the bodies

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