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The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Gothic church in the Czech Republic. It is adorned with the bones of some 40,000 people (some say up to 70,000), most of them victims of the Black Death.
i was so so close to this and i’m so so sad i couldn’t go see it
Calcium Hydroxyapatite formations :)
Kidding. While hydroxyapatite is an important component of bones, it’s not all the bones store. They’re a full comprehensive organ system! Not the boring “dead rock-like support structure” you may have heard about in school. They’re neat storage units that are in a constant state of growth and decay in living organisms regulating levels of calcium, phosphorous, heavy metals, and growth hormones!
Your bones are your life history, chemically storing parts of you that show not just who you were but what you were exposed to and how you lived. Bones are biology’s autobiography, which is why I love them so much