Sicily's Eerie Capuchin Catacombs
Friday, October 27 at 3:00 PM ET
Join art historian, Valentina Molozzu, for a chilling exploration of Sicily's Capuchin Catacombs. Discover the island's haunting tradition of mummification and unearth the secrets of the Catacombe dei Cappuccini, home to over 8000 corpses and 1252 mummies. Valentina, an expert in Sicilian culture and history, will unravel the mysteries behind these ancient practices and guide you through the chilling catacombs' eternal residents. Don't miss this spine-tingling journey into Sicily's unique relationship with the afterlife!
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Will definitely participate again in this series. Dr. Bell is a good presenter, excellent images illustrating the topic discussed. A very pleasant hour of learning and discussion with curious minds.
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