We had started a thread in the old forum about the King's Capuchins' Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily in southern Italy (or Catacombe dei Cappuccini). I wanted to put that back in here for anyone who is interested in it. There are thousands of mummies in this cave, with lots of pictures at the link below. It started with the Capuchin Monks back in the 1500's.
The picture of the little girl is awesome. I have always been fascinated by the Egytian's burials. Especially with King Tut etc. It is just so hard to believe how much they knew in their time. It's a shame the tombs couldn't have been left as they were. Greed came into the picture. I would really like to visit that place but I'm going to have to wait also until I win a lottery. Oh well, I'll just watch it on the Discovery channel.
Here is a personal account to a visit at the Catacomb Museum in Paris France.
Here is a quote from the story:
"As I sorted through my notes, recordings, and pictures, I came to realize that all I can give them is to tell their story. Those six million people sacrificed their eternal resting ground so the city of Paris could grow and thrive. Noblemen's bones are intertwined with peasants, families' skeletal remains may be crushed with their ancestors' bones, and I walked through all of it. Thirty generations speak to each passerby, forced into a single, collective voice. "