Far below the city streets of Paris, in the quiet, damp darkness, seven million Parisians lie motionless. Their skeletons, long since dis-interred from the churchyard graves their survivors left them in, are neatly stacked and aligned to form the walls of nearly one kilometer of walking passage.

Welcome to the Denfert-Rochereau Ossuary-- The Empire of the Dead.

The un-assuming entrance to the catacombs is right across the street from the Denfert-Rochereau Metro station exit (click for Yahoo!Maps directions).
Go downstairs.

Written by: Kevin Kelm Photography: Kevin Kelm
French Translations: Nick King Latin Translations: Moth-Man

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