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Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital In Italy Is The Most Chilling Thing You'll See Today

Haunting photos offer an insight into the brutal and uncaring ways we used to treat the mentally ill.

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A mysterious series of runes, symbols and letters are scratched into the 180-metre-long courtyard walls. The frieze is the work of former patient Oreste Ferdinand Nannetti.

Mr Nanneti was a patient at the hospital for 14 years from 1958. The hand-carved graffiti is made up of geometric shapes, words and drawings of churches and soldiers.

Miss Castagnozzi said: “During his incarceration Mr Nannetti made a series of carved murals using his belt buckle. They are considered by some to be an artistic masterpiece.”

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