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The Insides Of These Catacombs Will Leave You Shaking In Your Boots.

When the Capuchin monastery of Palermo, Italy outgrew its cemetery in the 16th century, they began to dig crypts below the earth’s surface to keep their dead. Originally, the crypts were meant to be for deceased monks only, but it wasn’t long before other Palermo residents wanted in. Like the monks buried before them, they would be embalmed in sealed glass cabinets while dressed in their favorite clothes. Relatives would often visit the catacombs, but seeing your […]

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