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a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited


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Steven Mullaney's The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare opens with a striking image: the charnel house of old St.
CHARNEL HOUSE The First World War cost 26 million lives
Called the Empire of the Dead, this labyrinthine network of tunnels was first excavated in the Roman period and now houses the remains of over 6 million burials removed from overcrowded cemeteries and charnel houses throughout Paris in the late 18th and 19th centuries for "sanitary reasons.
Colum McCann has not only imagined Romany culture in Eastern Europe from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, with its storytellers, tinsmiths, horse thieves, and musicians, its caravans and harps; he's also imagined the charnel houses and bone fields of fetishistic fascism, barbed wire flying "little flags of skin" and slippers made of hair.
Loose and disturbed ones were collected in charnel houses, which existed ill most major graveyards by the thirteenth century.
The very first section thus begins with a bizarre hymn to the death camps, transformed from charnel houses into the gleaming jewels of a new cult.
Cushman believed the Choctaws migrated to Mississippi from Mexico and that they built the mounds in the Southeast to bury the bones of their dead after they had filled their charnel houses.
In his incremental way, Spira first went after methods of slaughter, successfully making them more humane in charnel houses throughout the United States.
He saw that once the entrails-strewn charnel houses were leveled and the putrid air cleansed, there would be no limit to what the land could eventually fetch.
175, for example, where "beinhusern' becomes bone houses rather that charnel houses and Cardinal Borromeo becomes an almost anonymous Carlo Borromea.