Capuchin catacombs of Palermo

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The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are burial catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.
The bodies were dehydrated on the racks of ceramic pipes in the catacombs and sometimes later washed with vinegar. Some of the bodies were embalmed and others enclosed in sealed glass cabinets. Monks were preserved with their everyday clothing and sometimes with ropes they had worn as a penance.
The catacombs are open to the public.

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