Chilling Facts You Didn’t Know About the Catacombs of Paris

They Have The Bones of 6 Million People

1. They Have The Bones of 6 Million People

You read that right! The length and breadth of the Paris catacombs house the skeletal remains of over 6 million people over many centuries. Although it may seem a little weird to pack the bones of so many people in one spot, it was actually quite a practical thing to do for the city of Paris back in the day.

With its long, winding tunnels and underground location, the catacombs were able to easily accommodate this mind-boggling number of bones and skulls. Scroll down to find out why exactly so many people had to be stuffed in here!
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