I've been a humanist funeral celebrant for over 20 years. Some might say that I have an unhealthy interest in the subject. I disagree. It comes to us all - get over it. I write a death blog at www.deadinteresting.blogspot.co.uk.
Coffee Anyone? For some, there's nothing like drinking a fresh cup of coffee to wake up in the morning. Although I wish this skull-shaped coffee grinder was real, it's actually an awesome photo manipulation created by digital artist AZRainman.
Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome Back in 1578 came the fascinating discovery of a network of labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. The tombs were home to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs.
The Met’s New Exhibit, ‘Death Becomes Her,’ Will Thrill Your Inner Goth
The exhibition Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, on view through February explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
"Natural" burial: The reason some people select the option is less environmental impact. No toxic embalming chemicals, no vault, no maintenance with riding mowers. Just a body, in a biodegradable container or shroud, in the ground.
Eleanor Crook, a sculptor specialising in wax anatomical and surgical models, demonstrates a few of the techniques employed when making a wax model. In this video she is making a model for the Gordon Museum showing the symptoms and complications of AIDS.