Death and Remembrance in Ancient Italy


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It's Memorial Day, so let's remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Today we place flowers on the graves of those who fought for our country. Memorials are not exclusive to the United States, though. Today we take a look at some morbidly curious memorials that I visited on my tour of Italy: The Capuchin crypts with its chapels made of bones and miraculous incorruptible corpses , the Roman catacombs, where thousands of bodies rested beneath the cities, the Campo de Fiore where criminals were publicly executed and the ill-fated city of Pompeii.

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