Catacombs in Paris or Rome?

Mar 11th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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Catacombs in Paris or Rome?

i've been to one in Rome (15 yrs ago when i was 15 years old) & was planning on going now in may with my new husband...
but i've heard Paris has impressive ones too.
if you could choose to go to only one, which one would you choose?
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Mar 11th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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They are not really the same kind of thing. The catacombs in Paris really don't have the same historical significance as do the Roman ones. In Paris, the bones were moved down to the catacombs from overflowing cemeteries following war/disease periods. The catacombs in Rome have a background related to religious persecution of Christians. I visited one a few years ago, and do not recall there being any display of bones while the Paris catacomb is ALL about the bones.

Rome: http://www.catacombe.roma.it/

Paris: (closed until May 2005)
triggur.org/cata/
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