Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione

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Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione

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Via Vittorio Veneto, 27
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, 00187 Italy Add to Map
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Beneath The Church Of Santa Maria Della Concezione Dei Cappuccini On Via Vittorio Veneto Near Piazza Barberini In Rome, Lie The Skeletal Remains Of Some 4,000 Capuchin Friars.

When The Friars Arrived At The Church In 1631, They Brought With Them 300 Cartloads Of Deceased Friars. Friar Michael Of Bergamo Oversaw The Arrangement Of The Bones In The Burial Crypt. The Soil In The Crypt Was Brought From Jerusalem By Order Of Pope Urban VIII.

As The Friars Died During The Lifetime Of The Crypt, The Longest Buried Monk Was Exhumed To Make Room For The Newly Deceased Who Was Buried Without A Coffin, And The Newly Reclaimed Bones Were Added To The Decorative Motifs. Bodies Typically Spent 30 Years Decomposing In The Soil, Before Being Exhumed.

There Are Six Total Rooms In The Crypt, Five Featuring A Unique Display Of Human Bones Taken From The Bodies Of Friars Who Died Between 1528 And 1870.

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  • Added: 17 Nov 2008
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