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museum-of-artifacts: “ Plague doctor mask, Germany, c. century. As protection against the disease doctors wore a leather gown with a wrap and a mask. Herbs or sponges soaked with vinegar were put...

Gouty chair, 1800, Mahogany with brass fittings and black horsehair upholstery. V&A Collection

Gouty chair

Gouty chair, 1800, Mahogany with brass fittings and black horsehair upholstery. V&A Collection

Sedlec Chapel,  Czech Republic.  Holds the remains of about 40,000 people. These bones were incorporated into the chapel as art and furnishings in 1870.

Places of the Dead: 8 Extraordinary Burial Sites

Sedlec Chapel, Czech Republic. Holds the remains of about 40,000 people. These bones were incorporated into the chapel as art and furnishings in 1870.

Below, we have a golden plague displaying Amenemhat IV offering Atum ointment. The plague is said to be likely from Byblos, which lay in what is now part of modern Lebanon. It supposedly dates back to the 12 Dynasty era, ca. 1795 BC, courtesy the British Museum...

Below, we have a golden plague displaying Amenemhat IV offering Atum ointment. The plague is said to be likely from Byblos, which lay in what is now part of modern Lebanon. It supposedly dates back to the 12 Dynasty era, ca. 1795 BC, courtesy the British Museum...

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