Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/8/2012

Inside France’s Empire of the Dead… startling images of the skulls and bones that line catacombs under Paris

You would have to look closely for one of its obscure entrances in the French capital of Paris. But should you stumble upon one, it reveals an underground world of the dark, dank, narrow tunnels with a fascinating history. Below the City of Light’s 12million residents lie the remains of 6million others – known as France’s Empire of the Dead, a world which is brought to life in a new documentary on CNN. The Paris catacombs are a 200-mile network of old caves, tunnels and quarries – and much of it is filled with the skulls and bones of the dead. for more click here

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