Wednesday, February 2, 2011

16th Century catacombs hold 8,000 mummies-Sicily

Ghoulish mummies in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily

Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo
The eerie Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo were constructed after the death
of Silvestro of Gubbio, a famous 16th century monk. Four long limestone
corridors underneath the Capuchin Church hold about 8,000 mummies, lying
in repose or hung from hooks by their necks and feet and wearing their best

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