Catacombe Dei Capuccini (5/10)

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Forget the paris catacombs, these catacombs right located in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. 

When monks excavated crypts below the overpopulated capuchin monastery , it soon became a status symbol to be buried within the capuchin catacombs and it was maintained through donations paid by the rich relatives of the etombed, it’s estimated that the catacombs contain 8000 corpses and 1252 mummies all of which are visible to the public and even set in various poses. 

Each of the bodies are categorized into different sections of the catacombs including men women and children. These catacombs are also famous for hosting rosalia lombardo, a one year old child whose remained body remains in exceptional condition.  

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