carlo Bevilacqua

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Palermo Underground
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Location: Milan
Nationality: Italy
Biography: I'm photographer, filmmaker and visual storyteller. I started taking pictures, originally focusing on societal and anthropological photographic studies. I alternate photography and direction of documentaries and video clips. I'm based in... MORE
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Palermo Underground
Copyright carlo Bevilacqua 2022
Date of Work Aug 2022 - Aug 2022
Updated Feb 2020
Topics Palermo; Sicily; Sicilia; Italia; Popular Tradion. Cemetry; Qanat; Religion; Deadth; Funeral; cripte; cripte; burial; sepolcre; Beati Paoli; Mafia; room of Scirocco; Scirocco; Miqweh; Jews; burial place; chapels; niches; tombs; catacombs; Ccypts; Crypt
Under the markets of ancient Arab memory and the Baroque palaces, there is a mysterious and legendary Palermo. The underground Palermo in which, according to a legend, the members of the secret society of the Beati Paoli moved, to whom someone wants to trace the origin of a certain mafia paladin of the people and avenging of injustices. But the subsoil is not just a place of legends. There have been opened quarries from which the materials necessary for the construction and urban development of the city have been taken, catacombs already built in the early Christian era, necropolis, crypts, springs, rooms of the scirocco to shelter from the hot African wind, an aqueduct complex water heritage of Arab culture, Miqweh Jews of purification, constitute a real underground urbanization
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