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Catacombe dei Cappuccini-
Palermo, Sicily

In the 17th century the Capuchin monastery’s cemetery exceeded it’s capacity, so crypts were excavated for the deceased friars to rest. In later centuries it became a status symbol to be entombed there, so in their wills local luminaries would ask to be preserved in certain clothes, or even to have their clothes changed at regular intervals.

The catacombs contain about 8000 mummies that line the walls. The halls are divided into categories: Men, Women, Virgins, Children, Priests, Monks, and Professionals.