Life-size nude statue of Wang Kon, king of medieval Korea from 918 to 943. The two-centimeter penis symbolizes the king’s mastery of the virtue of chastity. Sculpted in 951, it was buried in 1428 after Wang’s dynasty was overthrown and rediscovered by North Korean workers in 1993. [527×800]

Life-size nude statue of Wang Kon, king of medieval Korea from 918 to 943. The two-centimeter penis symbolizes the king’s mastery of the virtue of chastity. Sculpted in 951, it was buried in 1428 after Wang’s dynasty was overthrown and… Continue Reading

A snapping turtle just after emerging from hibernating, buried in the mud. This is where the Native American legends of the Earth being brought into existence and carried on the shell of a turtle originated from.

A snapping turtle just after emerging from hibernating, buried in the mud. This is where the Native American legends of the Earth being brought into existence and carried on the shell of a turtle originated from.

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be buried beneath the Atacama Desert.

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be… Continue Reading

4th President of the United States, James Madison, and his family are buried here. Dollie Madison is to the far right of the photo. Montpellier, Virginia.

4th President of the United States, James Madison, and his family are buried here. Dollie Madison is to the far right of the photo. Montpellier, Virginia.

Depressing. This is from the Erie Cemetery. The name changed in the 1920s but this is where the elderly with no family were buried. Today it is known as the Sarah Reed Retirement Center.

Depressing. This is from the Erie Cemetery. The name changed in the 1920s but this is where the elderly with no family were buried. Today it is known as the Sarah Reed Retirement Center.

Waverley Cemetery Sydney, Australia You’ll find some famous Aussies buried here, But the real reason to visit is the view. Opened in 1877, Waverley occupies roughly 40 acres atop cliffs overlooking the South Pacific.

Waverley Cemetery Sydney, Australia You’ll find some famous Aussies buried here, But the real reason to visit is the view. Opened in 1877, Waverley occupies roughly 40 acres atop cliffs overlooking the South Pacific.

Mausoleum of the famous Eben Byers in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. His jaw necrotized after drinking radium tonic for years. He was buried in a lead coffin.

Mausoleum of the famous Eben Byers in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. His jaw necrotized after drinking radium tonic for years. He was buried in a lead coffin.

A handsome Pittsburgh Victorian man taken too soon from the Spanish Flu. He was buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery (the famous sister Cathy Cesnik went to school at the church here).

A handsome Pittsburgh Victorian man taken too soon from the Spanish Flu. He was buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery (the famous sister Cathy Cesnik went to school at the church here).