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Those crazy Christians. Basically, just like the Egyptians-just love their dead to pieces. All kidding aside, this is a holy site, show respect. No bikini's, shorts or flip flops. That means you guys too!
We visited Oria and Basilica with an English speaking tour guide who was very well informed, and passionate about the history of Oria. The crypt was definitely the highlight of the tour. Highly recommended.
There is no doubt that a visit to see the mummies has an element of sensationalism, however, there is much more. It is a place of contemplation that gets the mind whirring. There is a reverence associated with the place.
We were so interested in learning the historical significance of this church and the mummies; luckily we arrived and their was an English language guide. She was so helpful in explaining the history. The mummies that remain in the crypt are very preserved however they...More