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Unknown. [Group of Thirteen Decapitated Soldiers], ca. 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, 2012 (2012.218)

Unknown. [Group of Thirteen Decapitated Soldiers], ca. 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, 2012 (2012.218)

Bone Chapel, Campo Maior, Portugal  On September 16, 1732 there was a tragic event in Campo Maior, a gunpowder magazine exploded after being struck by lightening, killing 1,500 people and destroying 823 houses. The Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos) was built in 1766 entirely lined with the bones of the victims.

Bone Chapel, Campo Maior, Portugal On September 16, 1732 there was a tragic event in Campo Maior, a gunpowder magazine exploded after being struck by lightening, killing 1,500 people and destroying 823 houses. The Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos) was built in 1766 entirely lined with the bones of the victims.

A beautiful portrait of the sideshow entertainer, Miss Millie La Mar, the Albino Mind Reader

A beautiful portrait of the sideshow entertainer, Miss Millie La Mar, the Albino Mind Reader

Now I'm going to have to try and track down the story on this one.

Now I'm going to have to try and track down the story on this one.

Clay tablet map of the Mesopotamian city of Nippur, 1400 BCE. It is the oldest map ever found.

Clay tablet map of the Mesopotamian city of Nippur, 1400 BCE. It is the oldest map ever found.

Mermaid Skeleton  -- shark spine attached to human skeleton, the change in vertebrae is obvious

Mermaid Skeleton -- shark spine attached to human skeleton, the change in vertebrae is obvious

Adult human skull with severe craniofacial deformity. - What would this person's childhood and adulthood have been like? Actually, I hope this one is a hoax -- Polyostoticfibrousdysplasia?

Adult human skull with severe craniofacial deformity. - What would this person's childhood and adulthood have been like? Actually, I hope this one is a hoax -- Polyostoticfibrousdysplasia?

The Catacombs of the Capuchins ~ Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

The Catacombs of the Capuchins ~ Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

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