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The Catacombs (Worlds Scariest Places #2) by Jeremy BatesWELCOME TO THE EMPIRE OF THE DEAD
Paris, France, is known as the City of Lights, a metropolis renowned for romance and beauty. Beneath the bustling streets and cafés, however, exists The Catacombs, a labyrinth of crumbling tunnels filled with six million dead.
When a video camera containing mysterious footage is discovered deep within their depths, a group of friends venture into the tunnels to investigate. But what starts out as a lighthearted adventure takes a turn for the worse when they reach their destination--and stumble upon the evil lurking there.
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Curiosity sufficiently peaked? Basically, Christianity was illegal during the Roman Empire for several centuries, which necessitated early [and secret] Christians hiding their dead in underground tunnels and giving them proper burial rites where nobody would find them. These tunnels sometimes went on for more than miles, not to mention going several stories below ground level.
Exploring the history of catacombs
Beneath the city streets that travellers walk on each day, dark labyrinths of underground tunnels transport travellers to a time when millions of people were buried underground. Beneath the city streets that travellers walk on each day, dark labyrinths of underground catacombs are passageways to the past, to a time when the ghostly tunnels served as burial grounds for millions of people. The catacombs of Rome, which date back to the 1 st Century and were among the first ever built, were constructed as underground tombs , first by Jewish communities and then by Christian communities. There are only six known Jewish catacombs and around 40 or more Christian catacombs. In Ancient Rome, it was not permitted for bodies to be buried within the city walls. The Jewish population was already implementing this practice when Christians began doing so around the 2 nd Century.
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Catacombs are human-made subterranean passageways for religious practice. Any chamber used as a burial place is a catacomb, although the word is most commonly associated with the Roman Empire. The first place to be referred to as catacombs was the system of underground tombs between the 2nd and 3rd milestones of the Appian Way in Rome , where the bodies of the apostles Peter and Paul , among others, were said to have been buried. The name of that place in Late Latin was L. The word referred originally only to the Roman catacombs , but was extended by to refer to any subterranean receptacle of the dead, as in the 18th-century Paris catacombs. Capuchin catacombs of Palermo, Sicily were used as late as the s.
Today I will be talking about the Paris Catacombs and tell you how to visit this unusual Parisian attractions. If you have some time to spare while in Paris , you should consider visiting the Paris Catacombs , because it is interesting, quite impressive and a little creepy. The bones of six millions of Parisians were moved to the underground tunnels of the City of Light. If you feel intrigued by this place, read on and find out how to visit the Paris Catacombs! First of all, you need to know that the mines of Paris are centuries old, the stone from there used to be extracted for the construction of the buildings in Paris. These mines are pretty huge!
Since the founding of the city, Parisians had been burying their dead in the middle of town, which led to an untenable situation: In the spring of , heavy rains wrecked a burial mound at the overcrowded Les Innocents cemetery, sending a wave of decaying corpses tumbling into the building next door. C'est ici l'empire de la mort" Stop! This is the empire of death. When overcrowding became an issue, sextons dissolved corpses in quicklime, leaving only the skeletons behind. There are also secret passageways down here that may have been used during the Inquisition. Famous resident: Juan Gomez, a 16th-century doctor and friar who, according to legend, possessed miraculous faith-healing powers.