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9 Creepy Things You Should Know About Paris' Underground City Of Death

Underneath the streets of Paris — in the Catacombs — lie the bones of some six million Parisians. It's creepy and awesome.

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1. The Catacombs were built and conceived of in the late 18th century. Mass graveyards around Paris were overflowing, and so the bones were exhumed and arranged in the existing subterranean tunnels of the city's ancient quarry.


9. There's a legend about a guy who got lost and died down there in 1793. Philibert Aspairt's body was found 11 years after his death and it's said he was actually close to an exit.