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the Catacombs of Paris. Located in the remains of Paris' stone mines, the Catacombs were established in the 18th century when the sanitary conditions in the capital became too unbearable even by French standards.    To avoid an epidemic, city officials started gathering human remains from various cemeteries and storing them underground

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Los Angeles author and photographer Paul Koudounaris takes you up close to Rome's 435-year-old catacomb saints in his book, "Heavenly Bodies."

La Rotonde des Tibias in a chamber in the Paris Catacombs, 2009 akg-images / Paul Koudounaris

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27 Places Straight Out Of Nightmares: Paris Catacombs. Long history of ghosts, and piles of plague victims.

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Decorative Skulls in the Paris Catacombs photo - Crystal & Kyle Little .

Photo of the Paris Catacombs by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, 1820-1910). They still look the same now, but I love old photography. It seems multi-layered; especially when compared to digital.

centuriespast: “ Catacombs, Paris Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) (French, Albumen silver print from a glass negative MoMA ”

Mummified monk in the crypt of Santa Maria delle Concezione (Rome, Italy) - Empire of Death by Paul Koudounaris: http://skullappreciationsociety.com/empire-of-death-by-paul-koudounaris/ via @Skull_Society

Mummified Monk in the crypt of the Monastery of Santa Maria della Concezione (Rome, Italy) This was one of the most bizarre and interesting places I visited in Rome. The bones were all from the monks who lived in the monastery.

Catacombs, Paris  There are the bones of more bodies down here than people who currently live in Paris.

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Catacombs, Paris There are the bones of more bodies down here than people who currently live in Paris. MY FAV ATTRACTION

The Catacombs in Paris

The Catacombs (Paris): The Parisian catacombs are a giant ossuary and cemetary that are located beneath that city’s streets. There are approximately 6 million bodies put to rest in the catacombs.

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