Wednesday, June 15, 2011

[kl-bogel] Museum of the dead


Catacombs of the Capuchins (Italian Catacombe dei Cappuccini) – burial catacombs located in the city of Palermo in Sicily, in which the clear remains of more than eight thousand people, most of the local elite and prominent citizens – the clergy, the aristocracy and the representatives of various professions. This is one of the most famous exhibition of mummies – skeletirovannye, mummified, embalmed body of the dead lie, stand, hang, form a composition.


By the end of XVI century, the inhabitants of the Capuchin monastery has grown considerably, and there was a need for a dignified and spacious cemetery for the monks. For this purpose we adapted the crypt under the monastery church. In 1599 there was buried brother Silvestro of Gubbio, and then the remains were moved here several previously deceased monks. In what room crypt was close, and the Capuchins gradually dug a long passage in which up to 1871 placed the body of deceased monks.



















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