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"Sic transit Gloria mundi" Top 5 Page for this destination Brno Local Custom Tip by globetrott

Brno Local Customs: 27 reviews and 25 photos

  the catacombs of the Capucines in Brno
by globetrott

"Sic transit Gloria Mundi" - this is where all the glory on earth will lead to one day - this is the inscription in the back of this hall.

what a nice way of telling the people, that after the death everybody will be the same, no matter whether they were rich or poor on earth...

ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

All of the coffins in this room of the Capucine catacombs have a cover made of glass, and you may still see the dried bodies of people who died more than 200 years ago.
It is the special kind of ventilation in the catacombes that makes the bodies and faces dry out but not fall apart even after hundreds of years...

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2004
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