charnel house

a house or place in which the bodies or bones of the dead are deposited.

1550–60 Unabridged
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charnel house
(esp formerly) a building or vault where corpses or bones are deposited

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The country is still poor and ill-governed, but it is no longer a charnel house, so it has a chance.
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