VIDEO: Paris Catacombs "Dense in Death"
- VIDEO: Paris Catacombs "Dense in Death"
National Geographic News, August 25, 2009
In underground passageways that snake underneath the French capital,
nearly six million people who died of disease in the Middle Ages share a
final resting place. The vaults, packed with skulls and bones dating
from as far back as the Middle Ages, are located on Paris' Left Bank
near Place Denfert Rochereau, and are part of the nearly 185 miles of
underground passageways that are believed to be part of the catacombs