These handprints represent women who comitted Sati (alternatively, suttee),  “a funeral practice among some Hindu communities in which a recently-widowed woman would either voluntarily or by use of force and coercion immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.”

These handprints represent women who comitted Sati (alternatively, suttee), “a funeral practice among some Hindu communities in which a recently-widowed woman would either voluntarily or by use of force and coercion immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.”

The braie is an 15th century-styled boxer brief.  The braie, worn by men, protected and covered the groin area. All men were known to wear them.

The braie is an 15th century-styled boxer brief. The braie, worn by men, protected and covered the groin area. All men were known to wear them.

Greyfriar Cemetery, Edinburgh. Probably the world’s most dangerous graveyard, Greyfriar is so renowned for its violent paranormal activity that it was made inaccessible to tourists.

10 Creepy Cemeteries That Don’t Make Good Resting Places

Greyfriar Cemetery, Edinburgh. Probably the world’s most dangerous graveyard, Greyfriar is so renowned for its violent paranormal activity that it was made inaccessible to tourists.

Necklace with falcon pendant ~ Ancient Egypt ~ Located in the Egyptian Museum ~ Cairo ~ Egypt.

Necklace with falcon pendant ~ Ancient Egypt ~ Located in the Egyptian Museum ~ Cairo ~ Egypt.

Upper Paleolithic Female Artists Responsible for Cave Paintings from 40,000 years ago. 200 hand stencils of Gua Tewet cave in Borneo, Spain, were part of the study. National Geographic Society says about three-fourths of the hand stencils found in caves in southern France and northern Spain were probably made by females. The new find that women made cave paintings suggests that women too took the role of hunting.

Upper Paleolithic Female Artists Responsible for Cave Paintings from 40,000 years ago. 200 hand stencils of Gua Tewet cave in Borneo, Spain, were part of the study. National Geographic Society says about three-fourths of the hand stencils found in caves in southern France and northern Spain were probably made by females. The new find that women made cave paintings suggests that women too took the role of hunting.

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