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Sicily – Adventure of Local Culture and Mummified Corpses!! Ep. 113


We arrive in five minutes I’m not pulling the piss, but sometimes that helps It’s like, all of the worst parts of evil movies and computer games you’ve ever seen, all wrapped up into one environment Last time you sailed across the Turanian Sea with us to Sicily where a tired crew were hoping for a good night’s sleep at a little island before reaching our final destination of Palermo an extra 35 nautical mile south It was surprising to come into what we were expecting to be a quiet port and find nightclub music blaring at all hours. There was a chance we wouldn’t get any sleep anyway So there was no place for us there unfortunately There looked like there was a space, but there was a dinghy in the way, and we didn’t want to go moving other people’s boats There was also a ferry dock, where we could have tied off to but, we didn’t want to risk being woken up in the morning by a gigantic horn and The ferry threatening to run us over or cut our ropes or something ridiculous like that so we are heading to Sicily Which isn’t too far away. We don’t want to arrive before sunrise so We are gonna take it slow, maybe throw out the head sail and cruise right on over to Palmero Yeah, it’s a bit unfortunate we couldn’t sleep there tonight. We were all Looking forward to a good sleep, as you could tell, but it’s not gonna happen so we are going sailing Oh yeah, oh, yeah Not, oh Yeah. Not, oh Yeah So that’s the Castorone I knew I knew it was an Italian boat, but yeah, I think I only did two swings out there It’s a pipe load barge so big pipe will come together And you just gotta weld it together and it slides off the end of the boat, but yeah I used to do a fair bit of fair bit of that stuff there was one Really funny guy, other people found him a bit annoying, but I thought he was so funny It was a very repetitive job, so we’re doing 70 plus joints a day So, maybe even 100 joints a day. If were going really well And it it was a hundred times that I were doing this thing and he’d go Right there ‘couda’, I’m gonna start at the top and you start at the bottom, and his mate would just be like “oh my god” and he did it all day long and I thought it was funny. We arrive in five minutes I’m not ‘pullin the piss’ but sometimes that helps Okay how many days do you want to stay here? Two or three We’d come to Palmero, which is actually palermo Which you hear me struggle with over the next episode or two. To pick up some International mail that have been delivered here. Get a few jobs done and check out the basement of an old church Where thousands of preserved dead people lay, literally Maintenance on the boat, What do we have to do? No maintenance, cosmetics. Were just cleaning. Trying to keep up to date. Oh well. We’ll clean the stainless and stuff again I guess but it’s all just cleaning today. The other day rain, and it rained a lot And it drenched all these cushions and the foam inside so it’s just started to grow mould So I’m gonna pull these apart today Give them a scrub probably with bleach and leave them out in the Sun to dry that’s pretty gross. Yuck We’ve made a bit of a mess pant when are you gonna be finished? Ah, not sure. Are you, ah, scrubbing my showers for me Are you filming me Elayna?
Yep. I you’ve got your camera voice and I know when you’re filming It’s too hot I nearly passed out before Apparently, I wasn’t sympathetic enough You weren’t We had a bit too much coffee this morning, and then the midday Sun hit me and I just, speared it in the deck Whilst Riley was sooking about the heat. I went for a jog around the city to get a feel for the place We’d heard Palermo was famous for its history culture and art architecture, music and food. This all became obvious within just a few hundred meters of leaving the port This city lies in a basin surrounded by a beautiful mountain range evidence of human settlement in this area goes back to at least the Mesolithic period. Around 8000 BC, crazy stuff. Sicily is a part of Italy, but they speak their own language of Sicilian It’s pretty nice running at this time of day, it’s just a bit cooler It’s a bit of a shame about all the rubbish in the water. There’s so much rubbish here Just like any City though, but um it seems to be getting washed up on this side And the poor fish are eating it over there hay Yeah, that’s fish eating plastic over there. So I think I need a clean-up day Would you mind doing a little introduction? No, Please What on earth is going on? This is Stefano and Maricetta. Is that how I pronounce your name?
Stefano Stefano and They’re gonna escort us around for the day we bumped into Stefano, he’s friends with Ah, Salvador Salvador Who is a charter boat captain who we bumped into, so we’re all friends now and we’re being escorted around Sicily I don’t really know what to say its pretty amazed. It was so good to have met Stefano and Maricetta, a mother-son duo who were kind enough to show us their home Stefano works as a captain or first mate on sail and motorboats and Maricetta teaches the Italian and Sicilian language to people from all over the world, from her home. Our first stop on the way was Botticello it isn’t an elegant place. It’s a place where In the past all The fishermen’s lived and even today There are lots of fishermen living there.
It means a small harbor because Porto in Italian means harbour Yeah, so Porticello is a small harbor little harbor.
okay, So this is cute. This is just a random wall where people can stick Little notes up there. It can say anything from, ciao to I love you. Leave here your love Give to the sea your dreams Look at this cute little fish What are you getting Riley? A Brioche Ah, Ice cream bread
Ice cream sandwich ice cream bread roll sandwich.
Yes, Please He’s going super size.
This is insane. Oh my god Look at your moustache. Mmmrh. This means, Very good We walked off about one tenth of the ice cream with a bit more sightseeing before Stefano and Maricetta said I took us to their home so we could see what a traditional Sicilian home looked like This house has been in their family for a few generations The lemon tree is even dating back. A home with soul.
You don’t see enough houses around like this anymore. You have an incredible library and you’ve memorized all of these books She doesn’t remember my name. I do remember them see the books, I love them. ow, very cute, look at you. Okay stop So your dad is an engineer. Yeah, your mom is an academic. Yeah, and you’re A sailor. And you are a crazy man I am beyond in love with this house If I was to trade La Vagabonde, it would probably be for a place like this. Wow. Oh my god. Maricetta rents out this room to her language students This is great Its small, but But comfortable Very smaller This lady is so lovely that here. I’d love to share her language school with you If anyone out there is keen on a trip to Sicily to learn Italian or Sicilian Check out her website the link is also in the description below She does guided tours of Sicily, traditional cooking and art lessons, too Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for.
We said goodbye and thanked our friends All of you, so beautiful. Before heading off to find the Capuchin catacombs, a Museum of thousands of preserved humans After the death of a famous 16th century monk, these four long limestone corridors were constructed underneath the Capuchin church for the remains of clerics Nobility and families of local citizens that were hung from hooks and dressed in their best clothes Because of an ancient and highly effective embalming process these humans are so well preserved that the skin of many remains intact one in particular Rosalia, a two year old girl who appears to be in perfect physical condition, she has been nicknamed the Sleeping Beauty of Palermo um I don’t know.
I don’t want to offend anyone, but I Really really think that that place should just be completely Shut down. I think it’s it kind of I don’t know it’s it’s hard to say. I really don’t want to offend anyone, but it makes me a little bit ashamed To be to live in a world where we can have that on display That’s it’s not very natural to have dead people hanging from wall.
But that happens to everyone. Why aren’t we exposed to it? Why shouldn’t we be exposed to something that’s going to happen to everyone? Well, evolutionarily. We’re supposed to be shocked and like arh Disgraced by that stuff to keep it away from you because it’s deadly Like you touch and it will make you sick It’s decaying matter so evolutionarily i’ll forgive myself, but also on a on a whole ‘nother level It was just horrific seeing the expressions on the faces of the people the ones that have been embalmed well, or correctly They’ve still got mouths, and a lot of them look They just look like they’re in pain. I know they’re not and I’m probably projecting emotions on them, but they’ve got these distended mouths
and moustaches One of them had a moustache We saw several and that obviously hit home There was babies there there was children I was totally knocked around by it. I don’t think anyone should go there. It’s like all of the worst Parts of evil movies and computer games you have ever seen, all wrapped up into one environment But you’re walking through and you’re greeted by a priest or a friar or whatever and it’s like Yeah cool go and look at all this stuff, and it’s just something about it is just profoundly off I am totally the opposite, I feel like it was almost, like seeing the children Really many feel sad Because they obviously died too young, but I think as a whole I really think it was a beautiful thing to see. It just seemed really natural to me to be to be looking at human skeletons I don’t know why, to me it kind of looks a lot like an animal to skeleton. I don’t see much difference really But, seeing their clothing made me, realize that there was once A human like us. Inside of that body so Yeah, it was it was interesting more than anything. I just can’t believe that there is a place like this where anyone can go into and have a look you know there are hundreds and hundreds of humans. so it’s it’s a weird place Very strange atmosphere, but at the same time, its very humbling I think it’s important Because it makes you understand the mortality that that everyone has that you should live your life to fullest possible. and standing there feet away from people who were once alive like yourself it just Puts a lot of things in perspective. I think so Don’t go to young, but it’s worth a check out Cheers.
I can’t handle it. Cheers, drink up. Don’t go. and for heavens sake, don’t take your kids. All right, I’m gonna end this video with a happy song so we don’t all have nightmares Let us know what you think about the Capuchin catacombs In the comment section below and please give the video a like if you liked it. Next week, we overnight sail with some dramas Alongside volcanoes through the Messina Strait. A place famous for its swordfish

Jean Kelley

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100 COMMENTS

  1. russ bentley Posted on November 22, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Yes… nice exchange of comments pro and con. I've been in several catacombs when i was young. Now i am old and i do NOT want to see cadavers that once housed living souls hanging on nails like crucifixions. I never used to think as i do now at 70 but now i think ALL remains should be left respectfully at rest, not on display. Currently here in Canada indigenous remains are being put back to where they were taken from at the request of LIVING relatives. Like… Could we please have grandad back? Thanks. ever so… and by the way, do you mind if i mount your head in our foyer.
    While Elayna was speaking about the bodies i had a very spooky uncomfortable few seconds when a disturbing image from the catacombs superimposed itself over her lovely, young face.
    In Inca times… a culture i admire greatly… if a chiefton refused to join with his people to live the Inca way, sometimes he would be invited to a party and a dance in his honour. Except for his arms, legs and head, his bones were removed and the skin of his torso was stretched and dried quickly over a drum hoop so that his arms and legs and head hung over the sides so they would jounce about when the drum was beaten..

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  2. Z 5280 Posted on December 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Riley talking on the radio with an Italian accent is absolutely hilarious 😂 The stuff you guys come up with is crazy 😝

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  3. tristan bruyns living in the wild Posted on December 16, 2018 at 3:15 am

    I agree with Riley hey when people dye they should be left in the ground

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  4. Michael Towler Posted on December 16, 2018 at 9:39 am

    The World belongs to the living. Where all going to die at some time, they had Family,Friends and don't need to be entertained sightseeing the Dead which I think is macabre and disrespectful of Human beings, who have gone.

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  5. AMJB100000000 Posted on December 20, 2018 at 2:59 am

    “Don’t go, don’t take your kids” haha 😂😂

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  6. Reginald Jenkins Posted on December 26, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Riley is correct!!!

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  7. Aleshea Fouts Posted on January 4, 2019 at 7:49 am

    That place and many like it are why I will be cremated, I can’t stand the idea that my body and bones could be used as a tourist attraction or studied, it just freaks me out.

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  8. iden123 Posted on January 5, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I found those remains interesting. O.k. it's morbid, not for most children. It was custom & status. In 1400's, there's no division church/state. Inquisition-1231A.D.-the last execution was Cayetano Ripoll Spain in 1826 A.D. (3,300-20 million dead) . In 1347-51 plague outbreak reached Sicily, pandemic outbreaks of the plague until 1720, 25 million 1/3 of europe dead. Joan de Arc -6 January 1412 – 30 May 1431), 116 years War from 1337 to 1453 English/French, 23-33 million dead. I hope this adds some perspective, to what was going on during those times. I think it was brave, some kind of brazen resilience, in death.

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  9. Adam Robl Posted on January 6, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Riley , stay away from the Killing fields Cambodia

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  10. Mister Itchy Posted on January 7, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I remember the catacombs from my visit to Palermo years ago. At the time, I found it a bit distressing but I am really glad I went. Daniel put it best that it is humbling. I completely understand how Riley feels and those feelings are, of course, right for him. I love Sicily!

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  11. Lora Jensen Posted on January 8, 2019 at 8:21 am

    I'm with Riley!!

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  12. Captain VR Posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Love your videos guys! At 5:35 you put up an awning to shade your trampolines, could you please give me some details on where you got that from? My cat is roughly the same size as LaVagabonde so just wondering if it was custom or an off the shelf item as well. I am in the Bahamas like you guys are now:) middle Exumas right now though. I'd love an awning like that!

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  13. Liam Widnell Posted on January 11, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I think that they are important to have but I agree with Riley that it’s messed up as a museum

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  14. Jeff Smart Posted on January 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Elyna, have you ever lost someone close to you? Would you want to walk in there and see their rotting flesh and bones? I know i certainly would not!!!

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  15. Stuart McMichael Posted on January 21, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    I liked your open comments about visiting the catacombs. I would suggest an age limit to visitors there, and possible warnings of what may haunt you later.
    I realise that Riley wanted the place shut down, and that to display the sights are shocking, but it may have been the local culture back in those days to embalm and preserve the dead.
    Just my thoughts.

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  16. Bryan Keith Posted on February 15, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    The rubbish floating in the water is bloody awful. That to me, is more upsetting than the catacombs, which I visited many years ago. The last burials are from the 1920s. That rubbish floating in the water is happening now. WTF is wrong with people? Sad 🙁

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  17. Ron Buckner Posted on February 17, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Riley Its a spiritual thing son, your right. It bothered me to see it also. You call it "off", she called if "sad". You're both not wrong. It's a cultural thing that does create massive question's of perspective, but then that's what God, and time, and experience is all about. It will be different for everybody. Death is uniquely different, lose a wife of 25 years. Lose your first baby. The impacts are staggering, They're the same but nowhere near comparable in scope. (Been through both) For those of us who believe there is a God it's just another step in the journey. In any event, it was probably a good thing to see for me because it allowed me to voice some of these old wounds and maybe some others may gain some solace from my thoughts, and Elayna I don't judge you on this, it doesn't work for me because of me and my history, but that's really all this is… History. Like the Stalag camps and War memorials all over our planets and even the civil war heroes we're trying to get rid of here in the S.E., once we forget them, wer'e doomed to repeat the atrocities all over. God help us all.

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  18. Dave's World Posted on February 19, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Haha… don't go… & don't take you're kids 🤣

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  19. Buzz 29 Posted on March 5, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you both for sharing the video of this area. My father served during World War II and was part of the D-Day landing on a beach not far from this very town. I've always had a desire to go and see the area. Since his passing in early 2016 the desire has grown even more.

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  20. James Yorath Posted on March 5, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    To see the preservation of human life at a moment in time is astonishing, think of what we collectively learned of the human body from early medicine or the Egyptians. The information you now find on Google and in Wikipedia came from science based on this very topic. Perhaps attempt to separate personal emotion from fact, evidence and potential learning. Why are humans choosing cryogenics? To preserve current state for potential future learnings, science… amazing sacrifice these people make at this emotional time in their life, to think of the future benefit for all humanity

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  21. jan smith Posted on April 7, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Riley’s reaction is a natural gut instinct. We learned thru evolution that burning dead bodies or burying them was the safest health wise for those that live. I can’t imagine it’s safe health wise to breath in the air in those rooms. Especially if there is no circulation. In Africa families are know to dig up their loved ones, dress them, and dance with them…some type of yearly ritual. However, the health agents believe this is why Ebola is still around, that the families that dig up their dead family members are getting ebola this way (from those family members that died from Ebola or other disease). Let the dead RIP. Don't make it a tourist stop. Thank you for sharing your true emotions Riley. You are a good man.

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  22. Gary LeLacheur Posted on April 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Very profound. Can I suggest a book from Penguin Classics, "Epicurus – The Art of Happiness" written by the classics scholar Daniel Klein. It describes Epicurean philosophy (of which being an epicure is a distortion) some of which is flawed because Epicurus lived 2500 years ago, but some of it is brilliant, especially its attitude towards death. Riley especially might find it interesting. You guys and your attitude towards life is an inspiration I must say. Thanks for your frankness, honesty and openness, many of we mere subscribers love you for it.

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  23. James Tervit Posted on April 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I am just catching up with your videos, I agree that the catacombs with dead people should have their privacy and to be on display is like seeing a dead animal embalmed on a wall, its not natural and I do feel it's disrespectful.

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  24. yoel kornweitz Posted on May 18, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Nature is just nature, we are born we live and then we die. That's all there is. Don't take it personally.

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  25. Dmytro Picky Posted on May 24, 2019 at 7:27 am

    oh Riley you dont like some mummies ? but you love to show the process of killing and autopsy of fish and lobseters…. the actual agony and blood!

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  26. James Turnage Posted on May 26, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Just tagging along a yeah behind., odd thought on the catacombes, even these videos are places and people that are no longer the same. I've been to catacombes – usually of stacked bones from the plagues – so I guess my thoughts are morbid curiosity but sympathise w/Riliey. He empathises with that real person too much where most of us might just see these as empty containers. That's kinda the point though, to be remembered. Still, I'd like to bury them too. Nice round table at the end.

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  27. Andy Posted on May 26, 2019 at 11:58 am

    3:20.., you sound like BORAT.

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  28. Andy Posted on May 26, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I agree with Reily on the corpses, its really disrespectful.

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  29. Sam Crowe Posted on May 28, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I'm with Riley, the bodies should be put to rest not hung on a wall like a poster for people to gawk at!

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  30. Dayne Anderson Posted on May 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Washington state USA recently voted to allow human bodies to be composted into fertilizer!

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  31. J Mac Posted on May 30, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    There is a traveling expedition that goes to museums called Bodies if I remember right but they were all people who had donated their bodies to science and ended up as part of this exhibit. (More on this later) It was all different human bodies or organs and even a vivisected horse that had been preserved with a polymer purification process.
    All my life since childhood I've been obsessed with the world of medicine. I read countless books as a little girl about the human body and books discussing diseases and conditions and it all just absolutely fascinated me. I read and was most interested in neurology and neurosurgery, I'm talking at like 10, lol, and I've just been hooked on all things medical related all my life (funny I went into dentistry despite, but my neurology/anatomy study came in handy for sure) so when I saw that this exhibit was coming to town I was chomping at the bit to get there.
    Once there I was initially just captivated, I visited London as a child and saw a wonderful Egyptian exhibit that included real mummified bodies taken from their tombs and even an unwrapped mummy and it brought back that same childhood fascination, but as I furthered into the exhibit I began to humanize the bodies I was looking at and started to feel differently.
    They had them posed in live action activities like riding a bike for instance, or playing with a basketball and it started to feel more disrespectful than educational and then I came to the end where a purified body of a woman with her baby still in her womb was on display.
    Her story had said she had gotten pregnant and had a terminal illness so she had agreed to donate her body to science knowing she wouldn't live to term, but just now as I fact checked the name of the exhibit it says the bodies were all unclaimed basically unknown, unclaimed bodies of the Chinese. I could swear they told us everyone had donated their bodies to science and I know the pregnant one had her story posted on the casing she was laying in so mow Im even more uncomfortable. I truly hope I wasnt lied to and maybe Im mistaken with it being so long ago about what we were told, but I feel so sure they said they were donated. I do know what I read about the woman so at least that one better not have been an unclaimed body because had I known they were not there of their own accord I feel even worse about going.
    That's the point I was getting to, it just didn't sit right with me as I left and haunted me for a long time after and has now brought new feelings up to know these people did not agree to be experiments in a traveling exhibit, hmmm I don't feel great about that at all.

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  32. J Mac Posted on May 30, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Oh my that library had me drooling 😲

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  33. Irisi Perle Posted on May 31, 2019 at 12:35 am

    The Catacombs were amazing to see as long as there is reverence and respect by all who visit. While watching this part of the video, I felt very spiritual. I think that it is really very important that the Catacombs are treated and viewed with spirituality and human kindness. The Catacombs are our Ancestors and those who were there before us. The soul is primary before the body. The body is secondary to the soul. The souls that once existed in those bodies are somewhere else now.

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  34. apple butter Posted on June 2, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Somehow, their conversation reminded me of the poem "The eyes of the poor".

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  35. apple butter Posted on June 2, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Somehow, their conversation reminded me of the poem "The eyes of the poor".

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  36. Kathleen Beveridge Posted on June 3, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I'm with Riley when it comes to the catacombs. It's unnatural and disrespectful of the dead, at best, not to mention creepy. If I am ever blessed enough to make it there someday, I will pass on the catacombs, as I am sure that there must be so many other wonderful things to do there.

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  37. James Hunter Posted on June 9, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I am with you mate, pass!

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  38. Robert Adams Posted on June 9, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I don't like it, people need to see that death is real.

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  39. Kevin Clark Posted on June 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I 100% agree with Riley.

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  40. John Woodruff Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Not for me I’m with riley

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  41. Emily Klever Posted on June 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    I never comment on the videos, but have to agree with Riley on this one. While death comes to us all, being embalmed and hung by a hook on display does not come to us all and is unnatural in my opinion. From dust we have come and to dust we return and all that… (also my family is from Polermo.)

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  42. Stephanie M Posted on June 16, 2019 at 4:00 am

    bleach can sometimes make mold grow even more its best to just use soap and water

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  43. Beverly Schiffler Posted on June 17, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I’m with Riley on this one. It seems dishonorable to the dead to be gazed upon by tourists. Macabre. I would not want my loved ones to be viewed for centuries. I don’t comment much on here but I love this couple and their beautiful life. I’m so grateful they are sharing this experience so my heart and mind can escape to ocean and sailboats and adventure immersion. Thank you Riley and elayna

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  44. Baited Posted on June 19, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    That's their culture. You should see what they do in Tibet! It's quite morbid. Don't go to the scary places, Riley!

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  45. Hatch Man Do Posted on June 20, 2019 at 2:02 am

    If you think about it, those are probably the most remembered people in the world. My fear of death is being forgotten. Since people are seeing them every day they are never forgotten. But I do get what you’re saying it seems disrespectful of the dead. When I went to Italy I visited Pompeii. People are frozen in ash from that volcano. It was quite a sight to see but at the same time such a great historical thing.

    My question is why or how did they die?

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  46. George Jewitt-knott Posted on June 20, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Grimm is the word to describe the tomb and i bet a worse experience for some if your there in person.not my cup of tea

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  47. K T Posted on June 21, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Death is a part of life, we just forget that it is, we can die at any moment ,mortality is very confronting for us westerners but a natural process. It's a cultural thing everyone handles death rituals differently. In Borneo , I think, they take the skeletons out of their coffins on their anniversaries and their family dresses them up gives them they're favourite things that they enjoyed in life ie cigarette,chocolate for the day and then they put them back till next year. I'm open to it all. Look what the ancient Egyptians did too, their death was so important and the mummification. Fascinating.

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  48. Naomi Willys Posted on June 22, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I get what your saying and totally agree with you. It’s like disrespecting the dead by not letting them Rest In Peace.

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  49. Linda Nicholason Posted on June 22, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    # I Visited some Catacombs in Rome, many years ago, & saw a lot of human skulls. Yes, it's a bit shocking at first glance; but, then I was rather fascinated by it. ## Just Remember This: WE ARE NOT OUR BODIES. Our Bodies just house our Spirit/Soul; Which Returns to GOD when we breathe our Last Breath. * I find that Very Comforting. Read/Study the Holy Bible (GOD'S Preserved WORD) to learn about our CREATOR, & His Plan for humankind. The 'GOSPEL' literally means 'GOOD NEWS'.

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  50. Bruce Wilson Posted on July 3, 2019 at 1:59 am

    I think I side with Riley on this one….it just seemed wrong.

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  51. TruthNoLie Posted on July 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I agree with Riley; it makes you question your morals, as there is a such thing as tact.  This is the same as the Body Exhibit, displayed here in the U.S. It's interesting to see the nerves, muscles, etc., and the magnificently constructed human body, but then there is the reality of what we're ooh-ing and ahh-ing at. Ugh!  I wouldn't want my loved ones on display.

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  52. Wibble Wobble Posted on July 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

    The body is nothing but a vessell for the soul. So what's done after death isn't as important or astounding as what people actually live through. How is burning a body or letting it rot in the ground poisonoing everything around it for decades to come better than embalming and displaying? Any way you look at it, its just an empty vessel.

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  53. Lorraine Chamberlain Posted on July 5, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    It's endearing to see how sensitive Riley is. But as understood all three perspectives. No one is wrong here. 😔 but it's jarring….

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  54. American Born #WalkAway Posted on July 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I am with Riley on the Catacombs……Morbid!!!!!!!…I used to be a Paramedic when I was younger…I have seen enough of that,,.,, Putting it on display is NASTY

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  55. Chris McCollum Posted on July 9, 2019 at 2:09 am

    If you ever get down to Mexico, go to Guanajuato and the Museo de Los Momias (Museum of the mummies). Same thing. Creeeeepy. It was built as an hommage to the locals that had worked so hard to build the city that passed and were preserved by the dry weather.

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  56. Charley Stevens Posted on July 9, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Don’t know how to articulate my thoughts on the reaction …. go to the Nazi camps and see true horror. We should continue to display this to remind ourselves to never repeat again.

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  57. slawekwwwww Posted on July 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I think both Rayley and Elayna are right, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT NONE OTHER HERE WAS NOT MEMORIZED. Each of us will die one day and because we are all the fruits of this planet (I mean that every cell of our body comes from the food we eat), so after death everything should be returned to the planet. Therefore, if someone is unable to acknowledge this truth (they are stingy people, attached to the physical world or people who have died suddenly and have not managed to handle all earthly matters), his soul after death may cling to the deceased body and stay there for a long time There are many people with the gift of seeing the departed souls who see the dead especially in cemeteries, sitting in their own graves, talking wandering.

    Please note that in the past no one built residential houses on the ground where once there were cemeteries and even nearby.

    I would not recommend taking children to places of this type as I would not recommend taking children to the usual cemeteries, because the children are closer to God because of their purity and innocence and some are able to see the spiritual world although they do not understand it (for example, children who say they have invisible friend )

    Such children are more vulnerable and may become frightened for years, although they will not know why. Why?

    Because no-one knows who the dead people were, whose bastions are resting and whether they were somehow attached to the physical world or for some reason they or their loved ones might not agree with their deaths.

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  58. slawekwwwww Posted on July 9, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Railey please watch this film 😀
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nKZqjOAGBk

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  59. Virtually In Love Posted on July 13, 2019 at 3:23 am

    As a healthcare provider, I would love to go see the catacombs. But, I do understand it is not for everyone…like my husband! I appreciate that Riley went and didn't like it, but he went.

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  60. CharlieBrown2020 Posted on July 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Thank you, Riley, and Elayna for the tour and your honest feelings. I think what really shocked me, was the crap and trash in the water and that everyone just ignores it and lives in it.

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  61. Maxine McCartney Posted on July 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Riley, I agree with you about the horrors of going into a museum of death. It's a desecration. Other than that, love your videos.

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  62. The Nomadic Frog Posted on July 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    I agree with Riley. It's morbid and not natural human nature to do . I understand the other points though. To appreciate life better . As people burying and burning our dead . Is what separates us from animals

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  63. Ric Mora Posted on July 17, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I agree with Riley, and I'll just leave it at that.

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  64. Charlene Shivers Posted on July 21, 2019 at 2:10 am

    I'm with Riley that was very unsettling and as a sicilian Italian I wonder were some of my relatives in there I mean that just freaked me out I don't think you should be able to especially if you could get sick if you accidentally touch something an children I lost it when I saw that little girl I don't know it just the whole thing to seem very morbid to me an that one little girl is gona haunt me

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  65. Amy Poucher Posted on July 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I would not want someone hanging my body up for people to look at my dead body 300 years after I die

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  66. Amy Poucher Posted on July 24, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    The mother in me seeing that beautiful baby girl laying there it make you want to help her some how even tho there is nothing you can do She just looks like a baby sleeping in a box and you want two brake her out and save her. I don't know I am kinda with Raleigh on this one we will all see death soon enough and the people in there lost there lives it's really sad.

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  67. Yuri Prado Malouf Posted on July 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I agree, not something I would ever go and see on purpose, seems disrespectful in a way.

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  68. trondsi Posted on July 29, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Interesting episodes! So if we go on a vacation to an island in the Western Mediterranean, would you recommend Corsica, Sardinia or Sicily?

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  69. Nathan Rice Posted on July 30, 2019 at 6:10 am

    The dead need proper burial. ☠️

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  70. Shereef Posted on August 1, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I agree with Riley, it is somehow undignified to the dead and not that dead care. Creepiness level through the roof

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  71. JC Baily Posted on August 4, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    You are a very compassionate, sensitive guy Riley…I wish there were more people like you!

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  72. Gail Black Posted on August 5, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    For me the catacombs are gross and sad but compelling. I’d have to see it if i was there.

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  73. Brandy Austin Posted on August 6, 2019 at 12:15 am

    I’m totally with Riley on this!

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  74. Greg Mitchell Posted on August 7, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I agree totally with Riley. Very sad thing to see.

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  75. Marc Anthony Marquez Posted on August 10, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I got it it's hard to see children dying…

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  76. xeriusyarishniku Posted on August 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Daniel is so hot! Does he have instagram?

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  77. Proper No Twelve Posted on August 15, 2019 at 11:18 am

    As a human, and as a Dad and as a Grandpa I empathize with your feeling Riley about the Catacombs. The "Sleeping Beauty" had me crying. I have 2 Grandchildren roughly the age of that little girl. Although I love and adore both Sicily and Italy, Palermo has been a strange place if many faces. It is one of the "Honoured Society" strongholds and sees many deaths every month. And the pollution is unbelievable. But thanks for stopping by. Continue your journey safely.xx

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  78. Brenda Middlebrook Posted on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I agree with Riley…it is morbid….and you guys are always happy and jovial…..do not do the catacombs….

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  79. Matt Nicholls Posted on August 18, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Not my idea of fun either 🤮

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  80. Donnie Darko Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I don't normally comment on y'alls videos, but I did like the 3 different viewpoints.

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  81. Jake Jaccard Posted on August 24, 2019 at 2:29 am

    I totally agree with you Riley. I could tell before you even open your mouth to speak that you were clearly Disturbed by that Catacombs – to me, the body is a Sacred vessel of the Spirit, and everyone of us were given our body to be our Temple. These Vessels will One Day be Raised to Eternal Lives to never be separated again, the Gift of God through Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, these Vessels should rest in our Mother Earth, and NOT be made a circus spectical! I agree Riley, that mausoleum needs to be torn down and the bodies placed in dedicated graves with the names of every soul on them!

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  82. sportluver98 Posted on September 8, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I think it would be cool to go to see the mummies. It’s a part of history and someone’s culture these are people who were loved and cherished and now they are preserved forever for other to see. I feel like it reminds you that we don’t live forever and to make everyday the best you can and to not live with regret when it’s your time to pass My mom passed away and her grace site is a few states away but i wouldn’t mind if people came by and saw it. But i do know it can kinda be hard to see dead children as i have a daughter. Also that does look like a big brute hickey too big to be a bug bite but also who tf cares lmao? They are grown adults who can do adult things

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  83. Mitchell Adams Posted on September 11, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Riley is one of my favorite people i've never met. lol

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  84. Sweet Tony Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    When he said "We did like 100 joints a day." did anyone else just nod and say "Yeah, that makes sense." and then realize that he wasn't talking about dope?

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  85. ben benavides Posted on September 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Poor Riley, guy has a heart

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  86. danielle levy Posted on September 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I know I'm about two years late to the party, but I think that if there's anyone who has questions about why that type of place would be allowed, I think you should check out the Youtube channel Ask A Mortician. She has a wonderful video where she explains some of the cultural and personal implications of displaying preserved bodies and discusses some of the ethics behind why it should or shouldn't be allowed.

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  87. VictorBC Posted on September 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I agree with you Riley, not a place to celebrate or to patronize. Yes, keep your kids away!! The trash is so sad to see, just a total disrespect for our planet.
    I've sailed across the Pacific and seen trash just floating by. Freighters dumping it overboard as if it was nothing.
    We need to take care of our planet; just saying!

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  88. Pegasus Posted on September 28, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I can't stand the fact that the looted Parthenon Sculptures from Greece are used as a British tourist attraction in a museum in England.

    It's like the Brits looted a Greek cemetery. What a low act. Brits have no shame, indeed. I think English people should be the last people to judge others. Plus: Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been in Westminster Abbey. There have been 16 royal weddings at the abbey since 1100. As the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of predominant prominence in British history (including at least sixteen monarchs, eight Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, and military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior), Westminster Abbey is sometimes described as 'Britain's Valhalla', after the iconic burial hall of Norse mythology.

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  89. Caiman369 Posted on October 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    100% now I need to visit those catacombs.

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  90. Julie Velasquez Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Hello Riley and Elayna…I watched a Rod Stewart video today and I was inspired by a particular song…Forever Young.
    I would like to dedicate that song to Lenny. Seems perfect for someone so young and the words are appropriate for the lifelong journey of youth.
    Elayna your voice would be perfect and you could put your own spin on it.
    Hope you accept my gift and enjoy. Oh and the word Vagabond is in it :p

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  91. Gary LeLacheur Posted on October 22, 2019 at 6:07 am

    All adults should and probably do eventually address their mortality. As your friend said, it adds perspective to your attitude to life which can only be a good thing. It enriches your life.

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  92. Lena K Posted on November 5, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I believe the back story to that little two year old girl is that the mom had her preserved so that her husband who was at war could see his daughter even though she had died. Not 100 % sure if it’s true but I’ve always been intrigued by it but I do believe they should be able to RIP and not on show but I think they consented probably so then I guess it’s fine. It’s part of life

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  93. gregory fietz Posted on November 20, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Death ok , but Riley your right , not on display . Unnatural . Good on you for speaking out against the approvers . Modern society has lost its morals because of rotten modern dvds movies . Death is natural , rotting into the ground is natural . Only . Not on the walls of a living house .

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  94. bibliosca Posted on November 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    the wardobe of the grave is proper so we can wear our body eternal through faith in Jesus the resurection from the dead to eternal happiness in paradise.he died in our place and rose the 3rd day for us who believe.unbelievers look like those corpses eternal sadly.find life today.yeah dont take young to the corpses.didnt the bubonic plague start here and kill 1 third of the world.spanish flue killed half billion but that started in usa they think, but crazy world war and stopping warnings to world of mass death meant spread of death through ignorance.dont want ignorance to keep you out of paradise

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  95. Chelsea Clark Posted on December 3, 2019 at 4:32 am

    I found all of your different reactions to the human remains interesting.

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  96. Margot Posted on December 12, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I would love to see the catacombes

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  97. Francesca Di'Frapolli Posted on December 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Having grown up with a deep interest in archeology, I was immediately intrigued when you mentioned mummies.
    I chose, or rather was called to be a nurse, so living with death on a daily basis was a constant reminder of the circle of life, and yes, RIP certainly does not seem to apply in this situation, thus I can understand Rileys feelings, of what some may consider, the objectification and perhaps even desecration of these corpses.
    On the other hand, it's understandable how Elayna and others could be intrigued by the science of mummification and it's ability to capture and preserve a body in it's final state.
    As usual, your video was enlightening and charming!
    Thanks y'all.💙

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  98. Nous Numen Posted on January 5, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I'd like to see you visit https://www.bodyworlds.nl after seeing your contrasting views, but in all honesty, the Egyptians placed their dead the opposite side of the river, where they did not live, for a reason. A decaying body releases the detrimental energy profile of vertical negative green, and as it is toxic to human health, like living among graves, it won't bring with it the greatest of vibrations, but that's just a BioGeometry perspective

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  99. Chris Totten Posted on January 10, 2020 at 11:33 am

    New viewer catching up on all the old episodes. Got to say, the more I watch the more I enjoy seeing the complexity of Riley’s character. Totally didn’t expect that reaction. Thanks for your honesty and all the many hours of entertaining adventures. On to the next episode!

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