Episode 5: The Morgue

Episode 5: The Morgue

Between 1864 and 1907, behind the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Parisians were keen to see a very curious window display: the unclaimed dead displayed at the Paris Morgue. Find out more about this most macabre activity and the beautiful 'drown Mona Lisa' also know as 'l'inconnue de la Seine' and how she became the most kissed person in the world. 

Further reading: 'Spectacular Realites' by Vanessa R Schwartz.

'Thérèse Raquin by Emile Zola.

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