The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to see in person extremely rare conditions, as well as the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get ”hands on” experience, as well as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.
In Sicily, where the relationship between the living and the dead has always been strong, the city of Palermo hosts one of the world's more bizarre and morbid tourist attractions. Through the doors of the Capuchin Monastery, which looks like any other building from the outside, visitors can descend into the large Capuchin catacombs. Pinned to the walls, sitting on benches and shelves and tucked away in open coffins are nearly 8,000 corpses, each one dressed in their Sunday best.
The man who has been called "The Greatest Knight" - This is a casting of Knight Templar Sir William Marshal's effigy from his tomb at Temple Church, London. It was taken by the Victoria & Albert Museum before damage was done to the original during WWII bombing. His is one of the 5 attributed of the 9 effigies at Temple Church. My 23rd, (x2) 24th (x2) & 26th, GGF.