Let's Talk About the Largest Necropolis In the World
Start writing a post

Let's Talk About the Largest Necropolis In the World

Some interesting facts I learned while taking a tour of the Parisian Catacombs!

Let's Talk About the Largest Necropolis In the World
Personal Photo

The Eiffel Tower. The Sacré Coeur. The Louvre. The Notre Dame. All of these extremely significant historical sites in Paris were absolutely breathtaking to see in person; however, one of the most interesting parts of my stay in the City of Love was when I ventured down to The Catacombs.

When you walk into the building, you go down a spiral staircase that feels like you're going down into the distant past of Paris. The coolest part about it all is you are doing exactly that. Over 6 MILLION skeletons are located in the Catacombs below the City of Love.

How ironic!

Most of the bones that you see in the Catacombs are from human arms and legs, along with skulls. The point of the catacombs was because back in the early 1800s, Paris was experiencing an extreme problem with overpopulation: dead or alive.

Because of this, there was a time in Parisian history where numerous cemeteries were dug up in order for the bodies to be put into the tunnels below the city (The Catacombs).

Right when you walk into the part where the skeletons are, you walk into the skeletons that were from the era of the Black Plague. As an American, I found it fascinating that one city could have that much history-- hundreds of years of history that continue to be preserved so preciously.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments