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

Names
Capuchin Catacombs
Catacombe dei Cappuccini
Museo Cappuccini
IDs
318379 Go Historic
Address
Piazza Cappuccini 1
Palermo, Italy
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