Meet two virgins from Sicily

Charles Cowling


Here are two dead people from the Chapel of the Virgins in Monastery of Santa Maria della Pace, Palermo

4 thoughts on “Meet two virgins from Sicily

  1. Charles Cowling
    Belinda Forbes

    Thank you sweetpea for making me chuckle!

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling

    Actually, a different church, Richard. But indistinguishable.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling

    Nice gloves, though.

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling
    Richard Rawlinson

    I imagine these two are among the 8,000 mummies in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, arranged in rooms according to their status: man or woman; priest or professional; child or adult – or the chamber for virgins. The Italian government outlawed mummification at the site in 1881. Certainly macabre when not saints visualised for the purpose of prayer for intercession.

    Charles Cowling

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