History, A Thrilling Experience — Beyond The Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs and their secret tunnels. A personal story that will take you to the very end. History written in a different way foir sure.

Free to Travel It was 2004 when I decided to travel all over the world. We all, back then, could blow more green cash than today. The money was there for grabs, and life didn’t stop us from travelling. First stop? Paris, France The British Airways flight landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport on time after 6 Hours over that Atlantic from Columbus, Erick the Red and Leiff Ericcson. My Française was pretty much decent, even just to play a part on the next DaVinci Code installment. “Mon pere (dad), mon pere… wish you were here with me dear dad…” I was shocked to see that Eiffel Tower and the “Arc de Triomphe” at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. For some reason all I wanted to see was those mysterious and cavernous Paris catacombs. I was a history buff thanks to a wonderful History teacher in 8th grade. Besides I took Geology in my 20’s. What was there to stop me? The Catacombs This underground ossuary holds the final resting place for more than 6 million souls. Located at the south end of the former city gate. These underground stone mine tunnels hid some many unsung heroes from the French resistance movement. Believe it or not, German troops found out about this network location and began to use it as an emergency bunker. Why an Ossuary? Paris, the one the Franks knew, held Roman traditions to bury their beloved ones on the outskirts of the city gates. By the Fifth century, paganism gave way to Christianity… More… History, A Thrilling Experience — Beyond The Paris Catacombs

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