These Creepily Well-Preserved Mummified Corpses Might Give You Nightmares

“Paradise for mummies lovers.”

1. The Capuchin Monastery in Brno, Czech Republic, is more than just your average 18th century building.

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2. Underneath the monastery are 24 mummified bodies preserved in a crypt.

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3. There were apparently around 200 people buried in the Capuchin Crypt until the end of the 18th century.

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4. According to the Brno tourism website, the bodies are perserved thanks to the “good geological structure of soil and system of air-holes”.

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5. Monks and members of the church are believed to have been buried in the crypt.

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6. The bodies are displayed clutching crosses and rosaries.

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7. The underground chamber is maintained by employees of the church.

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Duties include raking between the mummified corpses.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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