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Jade tongue amulet, Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220). A tongue amulet would have been placed on the tongue of the deceased person prior to being buried. Jade was believed to stop the body from decaying.
Burial hands.The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp.The child's family,originally from North Afghanistan,had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid conditions.
Demonic entity photographed during a séance at Retchford House,1933. Medium Elizabeth Stolwort had been reported missing a week after the events that night and was eventually found in the woods nearby her home. Massive blood loss was the cause of death due to several deep lacerations across the body and both eyes had been gouged out. Others who had attended the sitting suffered from mental breakdowns or hallucinations. Two had committed suicide.