The Capuchin Crypt, Rome, contains the skeletal remains of 4,000 bodies believed to be Capuchin Friars buried by their order. The Catholic order insists that the display is not meant to be macabre, but a silent reminder of the swift passage of life on Earth.

The Capuchin Crypt, Rome, contains the skeletal remains of 4,000 bodies believed to be Capuchin Friars buried by their order. The Catholic order insists that the display is not meant to be macabre, but a silent reminder of the swift passage of life on Earth.