Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy hold more than 8000 mummies, from artists and surgeons to military figures and monks who died between the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 20th. The bodies are embalmed, fully clothed, and many of them posed as if they were still alive. As the bodies have decayed, albeit slowly, over the years, the catacombs experience apparently has become even more surreal.