Czech Republic Capuchin Crypt

Inside this 17th crypt in Brno, Czech Republic, lie the bodies of 24 monks laid out with their heads resting on a brick. The Capuchin monks were located beneath the church for a period of 300 years. They were originally put inside a single coffin and eventually moved down into the crypt where they mummified in the dry air that preserved them. The mummies are clothed in robes, hold rosaries or crucifixes and above their resting place it says “As you are now, we once were; as we are now, you shall be.”

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