Prior to photography, and dating as far back as the Roman Empire, death masks have been used as the most effective way of capturing, preserving and immortalizing some of history's most prominent figures.
It all started when Ericka Karner decided to remodel her childhood home in San Francisco’s Richmond District. Karner was not actually around at the time, however, as she had moved to Idaho to live with family members while the work took place.
The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes, the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex.
Abner Doubleday is probably best known as the inventor of baseball, though he was not. In 1907, a panel of baseball experts headed by A. G. Spalding conducted a highly-publicized investigation into the origins of the game, and concluded that Doubleday had written the rules for baseball in 1839 in Cooperstown, New York (where the Baseball Hall of Fame was later constructed).
According to the legend of the Devil's Chair in Greenwood Cemetery…
Grave of a teenage servant/slave, Scipio Africanus. NOTE: the occasional "y" that's inscribed on the stone stands for "ye," which in England of old simply meant "the." Substitute the word "the" for the "y" and the engraving will make more sense.