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Empire de la Mort

In 1996, Dr. Paul Koudounaris found himself underneath the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in the tiny town of Melnik in the Czech Republic. Nestled in the charnal house within the underground crypt lay an impressive display of bones and human remains... Though this sounds like the beginning to a horror film, it is in fact, the beginning of a four year journey to document and visit a variety of largely unknown and magnificent tombs, all beautifully captured in Koudounaris' new book, 'Empire of Death.' The good Doctor's photography was recently featured at La Luz de Jesus, where we were first taken aback by it, and we're excited to see that that a Bay area book signing tour will be kicking off later today (Thursday, October 20th.) Get a look at the signing schedule here, and a peek inside these magnificent tombs after the jump.

In 1996, Dr. Paul Koudounaris found himself underneath the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in the tiny town of Melnik in the Czech Republic. Nestled in the charnal house within the underground crypt lay an impressive display of bones and human remains… Though this sounds like the beginning to a horror film, it is in fact, the beginning of a four year journey to document and visit a variety of largely unknown and magnificent tombs, all beautifully captured in Koudounaris’ new book, ‘Empire of Death.’ The good Doctor’s photography was recently featured at La Luz de Jesus, where we were first taken aback by it, and we’re excited to see that that a Bay area book signing tour will be kicking off later today (Thursday, October 20th.) Get a look at the signing schedule here, and a peek inside these magnificent tombs below.

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