Capuchin Catacomb Mummies of Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Catacomb Mummies of Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Catacomb Mummies of Palermo, Italy

The monks began mummifying their brothers in 1599, entombing them in the catacombs below with their clothes and religious items. Soon locals began requesting burial in the catacombs, as well. One of the last to buried there before it closed in 1920 was Rosalia Lombardo, the child whose body has remained remarkably intact due to a process only recently discovered.

 

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