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Ischia. Aragonese castle. Nuns cemetery (Cimitero delle monache)

Tourists from all premises of the monastery retained for inspection is probably the most amazing place.

Ischia. Aragonese castle. Nuns cemetery (Cimitero delle monache)

Stone steps lead into a dark dungeon under the walls of the Shrine of the Immaculate conception.

Ischia. Aragonese castle. Nuns cemetery (Cimitero delle monache)

Below is a few rooms with stone seats along the walls. The first thing that comes to mind is a latrine. But actually it is a cemetery of the nuns.

Ischia. Aragonese castle. Nuns cemetery (Cimitero delle monache)

these seats are seated the bodies of the dead sisters where their flesh slowly decomposed. Allocation flowed into special containers, the process is continued until, until the deceased was left with some bones. After that skeletons evolved in a common tomb.

Ischia. Aragonese castle. Nuns cemetery (Cimitero delle monache)

Clarissimi daily down here in prayer and meditation, several hours inhaling fumes, is not conducive to health. This ritual served as a remarkable example of the vanity of carnal existence, and forced to consider the body as a temporary container of the soul. The futility of the material remains stressed, because the bones were piled in a common grave.

Ischia. Aragonese castle. Nuns cemetery (Cimitero delle monache)