The Dark History of Stone Town’s Anglican Christ Church Cathedral

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Stone Town is located on the west coast of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Historically, its geographical location, natural harbour and temperate climate gave the town an economic advantage as a bustling trading center. While Zanzibar is most well known for its spice trade, it once also played a large part in a darker, more disturbing business: slavery. … Read more The Dark History of Stone Town’s Anglican Christ Church Cathedral

The Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in Evora

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Ever since I was young, the strange, the unusual, and the slightly creepy has fascinated me. So when I discovered that Evora, Portugal had a chapel of bones, decorated with thousands of human skeletons, I just had to see it in person. The chapel is aptly named Capela dos Ossos, or the Chapel of Bones. … Read more The Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in Evora