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The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini

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Convento dei Cappuccini, piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, 90129

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The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy : Reviews of The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini - Yahoo! Travel
No visit to Palermo is complete without a visit to the catacombs which are found under the Convento dei Cappuccini. This fascinating and eerie place has some 8000 b...
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Latest reviews of The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy
used these catacombes for the deseased. Around the year A.D.1700 there were a lot of people who died of lepra. To see all these skeletons. mostly standing up, dressed in old cothes and ordered by rank, richdom or status, is an absolute bizarre experience. Nevertheless it is a part of the Sicilian hi...
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Catacombe dei Cappuccini (Catacombs of the Capuchins) - Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Like most displays of human remains, a visit to the mummies of the catacombs can lead to reflection on the meaning of death. But it goes without saying that this "human library" of thousands of bodies is not for the faint-h...
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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) - Palermo - Reviews of Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) - TripAdvisor
Visiting the Catacombs was the main reason I planned my trip to Palermo. The Catacombs are located in Piazza Cappuchin, and not Via Cappuchin as quoted in guide books. They are easily wal...
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Cattacombe dei Cappuccini - Palermo Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
The process of mummification was initially done by laying the bodies in rooms located within the Catacombs. The bodies would undergo a process of dehydration. Once this process was complete they would wash the bodies in vinegar. In addition to the process of dehydration some of the bodies were embal...
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Cattacombe dei Cappuccini - Palermo Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
The Capuchin Catacombs is something to se if you are interested in mumified or emlamed bodies and the art. It was scary to visit at first and those who have a weak stomach are suggested not to go. Macabre, and yet awesome, this most unusual site represents a custom that was deeply rooted in the trad...
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Catacombe dei Cappuccini | Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy | Whatsonwhen
In the 16th century the Capuchin fathers of Palermo discovered that some bodies, once removed from their graves, showed signs of having undergone a mysterious process of natural mummification. From then until 1920, when a two-year old named Rosalia was the last mummy to be interred in the catacombs,...
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