In Pictures Catacombs Across The World

Giving off a sense of mindful eeriness and decay, catacombs date back to Roman times
In the Catacombs of Paris, a huge ossuary in some abandoned mines in Montparnasse    Photo credit Heracles Kritikos / Shutterstock
In the Catacombs of Paris, a huge ossuary in some abandoned mines in Montparnasse Photo credit Heracles Kritikos / Shutterstock

Death has been a fascinating, intriguing topic of discussion in many cultures around the world. The quest for securing an eventful afterlife had often driven post-death ceremonies in the medieval world. In such pursuit, people have created subterranean passageways for religious practise known as catacombs. Giving off a sense of mindful eeriness and decay, catacombs date back to the Roman times. The first system of these underground tombs go all the back to the 2nd and 3rd milestones of the Appian Way in Rome where the bodies of the apostle Peter and Paul are buried. If the creepiness of these meticulously crafted tunnels appeals to you, here are a list of catacombs from around the world you can plan a trip to. 

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