Capuchin Catacombs Palermo, Italy
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.
Facts & Stats on Capuchin Catacombs
- Capuchin CatacombsCatacombe dei CappucciniMuseo Cappuccini
- 318379 Go Historic
- Piazza Cappuccini 1
- 38.111831° N, 13.339398° E