While visiting Paris, we went to visit the famous Catacombs. In the 17th century, Louis XV issued a law that no more bodies were to buried within the capital, due to lack of space. Most of the city cemeteries were full, and they worried that the dead bodies would cause health issue.
They decided to excavate all the bodies around the city and build the Catacombs. There are over 6 million people buried in the Catacombs. It took over 12 years to move all of these bodies.
@teamsteem and I got to walk through a section of the Catacombs. I took some photos to share with you.
They often took the skulls and created patterns out of them. The photo above is a cross made out of skulls.
It's very eerie, but the bones are what make up the walls in the Catacombs.
What interesting places have you visited? Feel free to leave a comment below.
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