Capuchin Catacombs Palermo, Italy

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In 1599, Capuchin monks discovered their catacombs contained a mysterious preservative that helped mummify the dead. As a result, more than 8,000 Sicilians demanded to be buried here and their bones are now on display.

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Go Historic ID
318379
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Street Address
Piazza Cappuccini 1
Location
Palermo, Italy
Coordinates
38.111831° N, 13.339398° E
Phone
091-212117

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Capuchin Catacombs (Palermo, Italy)
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April 11, 2015