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For sale: five bedroomed house complete with hidden tomb and skeleton

This unusual property is ultra modern and yours for less than half-a-million… if you don’t mind skeletons…

The tomb containing a skeleton visible through a glass panel in the five-bedroomed house in Sweden.
The tomb containing a skeleton visible through a glass panel in the five-bedroomed house in Sweden.
Image: via Leif Bertwig/Assocated Press

A SWEDISH ESTATE agent has an unusual piece of property up for sale: a five-bedroom house, complete with medieval tomb and skeleton in the cellar.

The central Visby town house on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland was built in 1750 on the foundations of a Russian church.

Tomb and skeleton aside, this is a beautiful, modern property. The kitchen lies on the presbytery, and the tomb containing the skeleton — visible through a glass panel — is in the cellar.

The estate agency’s owner Leif Bertwig told AP there is no reason to be afraid as the skeleton “lies in consecrated soil and rests in peace.”

It is believed the remains likely belong to a Russian man who died some 800 years ago.

But as long as that doesn’t put you off then the starting price for the house — all included — is 4.1 million kronor or €449,000.

Check out the property and read more about it on the estate agency website (In Swedish):

For sale: five bedroomed house complete with hidden tomb and skeleton
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  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

  • Swedish Skeleton House

All pictures via Leif Bertwig

- additional reporting via AP

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