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Photographed 5 January 2020.
Chapel of Bones
Built in the first half of the 17th century, as an
extension of the Chapter House of the
convent of São Francisco, the Chapel of the
Bones is an invitation to reflect on the
transitory nature of the human condition,
summarised in the words above its entrance:
WE BONES HERE, FOR YOURS AWAIT.
The decoration of the ceiling, dating from
1810 and full of symbols, allegories and
quotations from the Holy Scriptures, adds
the affirmation of another Life in the
splendor of the glory of God.
At the back of the chapel is the 18th-century
tomb chest of the founders of the Convent
(13th century) and the floor tomb of Bishop
Jacinto Carlos da Silveira, who died during
the invasion of Évora by French troops,
on 29 July 1808.
Location records that use this photograph:
Evora, Evora County, Alentejo
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Date and time this page was prepared:
5/9/2021 10:54:18 AM