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

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Thank you sweetpea for making me chuckle!

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Nice gloves, though.

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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.