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The Chapel of Bones in the Portuguese city of Evora is decorated with 5,000 bones.
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It was built in the 16th century on the initiative of three Franciscan friars.
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The purpose was to convey the message of the transience and fragility of human life.
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This is the entrance to the Chapel of Bones.

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And an inside view of the chapel.

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Visitors stepping into the chapel are literally surrounded by bones.

 
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The bones remind visitors of the inevitability of death.
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Here is a wider view of the chapel wall.

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And a closeup of skulls adorning the chapel wall.

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Lines of skulls decorate its walls while a mix of arm bones and leg bones make up its columns.

 
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A view of the ornate altar.

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A poem hanging from one of the columns reminds visitors of the need to stop and reflect on implications of our behavior during life.