Alfredo D'Amato

Palermo, Sicily, ITALY

A statue of a cardinal lies between bodies of men in the underground corridors in the Catacombs in Palermo. In 1599, Capuchin monks discovered that these catacombs contained a preservative that helped mummify dead bodies. As a result, between 1500 and 1920 more than 8,000 Sicilians chose to be buried here.

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Alfredo D'Amato
City
Palermo, Sicily
Country
ITALY
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Not available in Italy
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3776 x 2520 pixels
31.97 x 21.34 cm (300 dpi)
12.59 x 8.4 inch (300 dpi)
3.2 MB size on disk
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