pfs0018 NAPLES: ‘Cimitero delle Fontanelle’

The Fontanelle cemetery in Naples is a charnel house, an ossuary, located in a cave in the tuff hillside in the Materdei section of the city. It is associated with a chapter in the folklore of the city. By the time the Spanish moved into the city in the early 16th century, there was already concern over where to locate cemeteries, and moves had been taken to locate graves outside of the city walls. Many Neapolitans, however, insisted on being interred in their local churches.

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pfs3909 NAPLES: ‘Cimitero delle Fontanelle’

Coffin with corpse and relics at the cimitero delle Fontanelle, Naples

cimitero delle Fontanelle, Naples

photographer: Robert SCHILDER date: 2013
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