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The Calatafimi quarter is famous for two sights – Capuchin monastery and Carthage cemetery. The cemetery was created in VI – IV centuries BC, at that time the city was under the rule of the Carthaginians. Almost all of the artifacts found here are now kept in the Archaeological Museum, but some of the items were left behind – for example, jewelry, tools, dishes, etc.
The second place worth seeing in the quarter is the Capuchin Monastery with its catacombs, where you can see many mummified remains. Mummification of the departed began to be practiced by monks in the 16th century; members of noble families were buried here. Burials in the catacombs continued until 1920.
The Capuchin monastery underwent a number of changes during the renovations carried out here at the beginning of the 20th century. Today it houses several sculptures by Ignazio Marabitti and a unique collection of manuscripts.
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Topic: Calatafimi quarter in Italy, Sicily resort.