08 octobre 2015

The cult of the dead at the ossuary of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The cult of the dead at the ossuary of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco
Strange Remains, 2015/09/29

This has nothing to do with ed tech, but EMMA's Ruth Kerr led me to the secret underground church and ossuary here in Naples filled with skulls and bones that had been fostered by a dozen or so rich noblemen in the 16th century and 'adopted' by people hoping to earn favour by helping them through purgatory. More...

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