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

The World's Largest Graveyard

25. The World’s Largest Graveyard

Looking at just how massive the catacombs are, and the fact that the remains of over 6 million people have been buried here, it is easy to see why they are the world’s largest graveyard! No other cemetery can even come close.

Think about it – regular, above the ground cemeteries, require a certain size of plot to be allotted to each person buried there. Considering the lack of availability of large enough areas, it is impossible for a regular cemetery to hold anywhere close to the number of remains that the catacombs manage to do without a hassle!
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