urban caver playing with a real human skull - "catacombes de paris" - catacombs of paris (off-limit area)


Urban caver playing with human skull

Catacombs of Paris, about 20 meters (60 feet) underground, under Paris city center.­

This is a part of the 200 Km network of ancient tunnels not opened to the public, but regularly visited by trespassing urban cavers called "cataphiles".­ See more information in the album description.

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Photos by Tristan Savatier

Catacombs of Paris ("Catacombes de Paris"), about 20 meters (60 feet) underground, under Paris city center.­

This is a part of the 200 Km (130 Miles) network of ancient tunnels not opened to the public, but regularly visited by trespassing urban cavers called "cataphiles".­

This is one of my favorite playgrounds, but it's also a dangerous and forbidden place where you can easily get lost.­

You can look at several interresting videos of the Catacombs here (videos are in french).­

Read this excellent article (in english) on National Geographic about this amazing off-limit underground world.­

Those interconnected caves and tunnels are the remnent of antique limestone quarries were the stone was extracted to build the houses of Paris.­ Part of them are now used to store human bones moved from various old cemeteries around 1790, hence the (incorrect) name "Catacombs".­

Only a small section of the Catacombs, called the Ossuary, is opened to the public near Place Denfer-Rochereau in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.­ Visitors can see the the bones of about 6 millions people filling up large underground chambers.­ See Les "Catacombes de Paris" (official website) for more infos.­

Information about the off-limit Catacombs of Paris can be found on the following websites:
ckzone.­org/­
catashow.­free.­fr/­forum/­index.­php
www.­urbanexplorationparis.­com/­

Your looking to get bad mojo playing with the bones of the dead. Not, a smart idea. sorry dude.
That was so cool Im a big on that kined of thing I have manny difrent bone's such as an Anmole jow and an Anamole spine and the boem end wih the lag's and hip's and tale messing. my 17 yare old brother fowend the jow bown year's ago on a hick at the top of a monten. and I fowend the spine and a old shell by a rever in calgery. and I don't rember wher my brother was when he got the jow year's age I was farley yong then. but what I do rember is my brother and dad comeing home from a big hick and my brother giveing me the jow bow and saying he fowed it on top of a moten.