Huastec statue of life and death, front and back. Like the Aztecs, their better-known neighbors, the Huastecs used life-and-death statues as a memento mori: a reminder that death is present throughout all our lives. [798×450]

Huastec statue of life and death, front and back. Like the Aztecs, their better-known neighbors, the Huastecs used life-and-death statues as a memento mori: a reminder that death is present throughout all our lives. [798×450]

The contents of the pockets of American-born British pharmaceutical entrepreneur Henry Wellcome at the time of his death on July 25, 1936. [3780×2712]

The contents of the pockets of American-born British pharmaceutical entrepreneur Henry Wellcome at the time of his death on July 25, 1936. [3780×2712]

The Talheim Death Pit (ca. 5000 BC), belonging to the Neolithic Linearbandkeramik of South Western Germany the pit measuring 1.5×3 meters contained the bodies of 34 individuals aged 2-60 years. Many of the bodies showed trauma consistant with execution like killings or attacks from behind [541×382]

The Talheim Death Pit (ca. 5000 BC), belonging to the Neolithic Linearbandkeramik of South Western Germany the pit measuring 1.5×3 meters contained the bodies of 34 individuals aged 2-60 years. Many of the bodies showed trauma consistant with execution like… Continue Reading