Meet two virgins from Sicily

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

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Richard Rawlinson
Richard Rawlinson
10 years ago

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.

sweetpea
sweetpea
10 years ago

Nice gloves, though.

Charles Cowling
10 years ago

Actually, a different church, Richard. But indistinguishable.

Belinda Forbes
10 years ago

Thank you sweetpea for making me chuckle!