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atlasobscura:

The Skull Tower of Nis - Serbia
A macabre tower 15 feet high in Nis, Serbia, was once covered with 952 skulls; 58 still remain embedded in the crumbling edifice to bravery in the face of death.
During the 1809 Battle of Cegar, the Serbian rebels were incredibly outnumbered by the advancing Turkish forces. Yet refusing to surrender, the Serbian leader Stevan Sinđelić shot at a packed gunpowder depot, its explosion killing him, his men, and much of the enemy army.
The Turkish leaders were furious, and to serve as a warning to anyone else who so brazenly went against the Ottoman Empire, the dead rebels’ heads were decapitated, and their scalps were stripped and stuffed and shipped back to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II in Constantinople for evidence of their defiant deaths. Each of their skulls was then lodged in a tower, with Sinđelić’s skull placed at the very top.
Yet the brutality didn’t stop the Serbians’ desire for freedom, and years after the liberation of Niš in 1878, a chapel was constructed in 1892 around the deteriorating tower. Many of the skulls had been removed by families for burial, but many still remained, and what remained became an emotional memorial to sacrifice, and a morbid reminder of barbarism of war.
View the full photo gallery at 31 Days of Halloween: #5 - Skull Tower on Atlas Obscura!
atlasobscura:

The Skull Tower of Nis - Serbia
A macabre tower 15 feet high in Nis, Serbia, was once covered with 952 skulls; 58 still remain embedded in the crumbling edifice to bravery in the face of death.
During the 1809 Battle of Cegar, the Serbian rebels were incredibly outnumbered by the advancing Turkish forces. Yet refusing to surrender, the Serbian leader Stevan Sinđelić shot at a packed gunpowder depot, its explosion killing him, his men, and much of the enemy army.
The Turkish leaders were furious, and to serve as a warning to anyone else who so brazenly went against the Ottoman Empire, the dead rebels’ heads were decapitated, and their scalps were stripped and stuffed and shipped back to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II in Constantinople for evidence of their defiant deaths. Each of their skulls was then lodged in a tower, with Sinđelić’s skull placed at the very top.
Yet the brutality didn’t stop the Serbians’ desire for freedom, and years after the liberation of Niš in 1878, a chapel was constructed in 1892 around the deteriorating tower. Many of the skulls had been removed by families for burial, but many still remained, and what remained became an emotional memorial to sacrifice, and a morbid reminder of barbarism of war.
View the full photo gallery at 31 Days of Halloween: #5 - Skull Tower on Atlas Obscura!
atlasobscura:

The Skull Tower of Nis - Serbia
A macabre tower 15 feet high in Nis, Serbia, was once covered with 952 skulls; 58 still remain embedded in the crumbling edifice to bravery in the face of death.
During the 1809 Battle of Cegar, the Serbian rebels were incredibly outnumbered by the advancing Turkish forces. Yet refusing to surrender, the Serbian leader Stevan Sinđelić shot at a packed gunpowder depot, its explosion killing him, his men, and much of the enemy army.
The Turkish leaders were furious, and to serve as a warning to anyone else who so brazenly went against the Ottoman Empire, the dead rebels’ heads were decapitated, and their scalps were stripped and stuffed and shipped back to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II in Constantinople for evidence of their defiant deaths. Each of their skulls was then lodged in a tower, with Sinđelić’s skull placed at the very top.
Yet the brutality didn’t stop the Serbians’ desire for freedom, and years after the liberation of Niš in 1878, a chapel was constructed in 1892 around the deteriorating tower. Many of the skulls had been removed by families for burial, but many still remained, and what remained became an emotional memorial to sacrifice, and a morbid reminder of barbarism of war.
View the full photo gallery at 31 Days of Halloween: #5 - Skull Tower on Atlas Obscura!
atlasobscura:

The Skull Tower of Nis - Serbia
A macabre tower 15 feet high in Nis, Serbia, was once covered with 952 skulls; 58 still remain embedded in the crumbling edifice to bravery in the face of death.
During the 1809 Battle of Cegar, the Serbian rebels were incredibly outnumbered by the advancing Turkish forces. Yet refusing to surrender, the Serbian leader Stevan Sinđelić shot at a packed gunpowder depot, its explosion killing him, his men, and much of the enemy army.
The Turkish leaders were furious, and to serve as a warning to anyone else who so brazenly went against the Ottoman Empire, the dead rebels’ heads were decapitated, and their scalps were stripped and stuffed and shipped back to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II in Constantinople for evidence of their defiant deaths. Each of their skulls was then lodged in a tower, with Sinđelić’s skull placed at the very top.
Yet the brutality didn’t stop the Serbians’ desire for freedom, and years after the liberation of Niš in 1878, a chapel was constructed in 1892 around the deteriorating tower. Many of the skulls had been removed by families for burial, but many still remained, and what remained became an emotional memorial to sacrifice, and a morbid reminder of barbarism of war.
View the full photo gallery at 31 Days of Halloween: #5 - Skull Tower on Atlas Obscura!
atlasobscura:

The Skull Tower of Nis - Serbia
A macabre tower 15 feet high in Nis, Serbia, was once covered with 952 skulls; 58 still remain embedded in the crumbling edifice to bravery in the face of death.
During the 1809 Battle of Cegar, the Serbian rebels were incredibly outnumbered by the advancing Turkish forces. Yet refusing to surrender, the Serbian leader Stevan Sinđelić shot at a packed gunpowder depot, its explosion killing him, his men, and much of the enemy army.
The Turkish leaders were furious, and to serve as a warning to anyone else who so brazenly went against the Ottoman Empire, the dead rebels’ heads were decapitated, and their scalps were stripped and stuffed and shipped back to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II in Constantinople for evidence of their defiant deaths. Each of their skulls was then lodged in a tower, with Sinđelić’s skull placed at the very top.
Yet the brutality didn’t stop the Serbians’ desire for freedom, and years after the liberation of Niš in 1878, a chapel was constructed in 1892 around the deteriorating tower. Many of the skulls had been removed by families for burial, but many still remained, and what remained became an emotional memorial to sacrifice, and a morbid reminder of barbarism of war.
View the full photo gallery at 31 Days of Halloween: #5 - Skull Tower on Atlas Obscura!
atlasobscura:

The Skull Tower of Nis - Serbia
A macabre tower 15 feet high in Nis, Serbia, was once covered with 952 skulls; 58 still remain embedded in the crumbling edifice to bravery in the face of death.
During the 1809 Battle of Cegar, the Serbian rebels were incredibly outnumbered by the advancing Turkish forces. Yet refusing to surrender, the Serbian leader Stevan Sinđelić shot at a packed gunpowder depot, its explosion killing him, his men, and much of the enemy army.
The Turkish leaders were furious, and to serve as a warning to anyone else who so brazenly went against the Ottoman Empire, the dead rebels’ heads were decapitated, and their scalps were stripped and stuffed and shipped back to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II in Constantinople for evidence of their defiant deaths. Each of their skulls was then lodged in a tower, with Sinđelić’s skull placed at the very top.
Yet the brutality didn’t stop the Serbians’ desire for freedom, and years after the liberation of Niš in 1878, a chapel was constructed in 1892 around the deteriorating tower. Many of the skulls had been removed by families for burial, but many still remained, and what remained became an emotional memorial to sacrifice, and a morbid reminder of barbarism of war.
View the full photo gallery at 31 Days of Halloween: #5 - Skull Tower on Atlas Obscura!
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wonderlandersxo:

Made us laugh more than it should. Watch out as @pixiegibbons is doing the challenge soon (No beaches for her!) who would tag do do it? (at www.wonderlandclothing.com)
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erudiites:

Weekly Challenge: Get To Know Me

Week 2: Scenes & Quotes
Day 2: Favorite Quote 2
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.
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carriehopefletcher:

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

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carriehopefletcher:

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

I love this!
carriehopefletcher:

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

I love this!
carriehopefletcher:

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

I love this!
carriehopefletcher:

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

I love this!
carriehopefletcher:

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

I love this!
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fantasticsassy:

Free home exercise plan for teen girls.
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bastet38:

Црква Ружица, Београд
Orthodox church in Belgrade, Serbia
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stunningpicture:

Chinese doctors bowing down to a 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated in shortly before his death.
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fitnessjourneyahoy:

There’s some truth behind this