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Memorial photography seems morbid to us today, but in the 1800s most could not afford photography, and only spent the money when they were desperate to capture a photo of their loved one before burying them forever.

Memorial photography seems morbid to us today, but in the 1800s most could not afford photography, and only spent the money when they were desperate to capture a photo of their loved one before burying them forever.

A body, Borremose III or Borremose Woman, was found in '48, approx 1,300 ft south of Borremose man. She was 25-30y/o at death. She was  face down wrapped in a wool garment. Her scalp & hair on 1 side of the head was damaged but this was due to damage from peat digger's shovels. The skull & face were crushed. Reexamination found damage to the skull  happened after death & was caused by bone deterioration & pressure from the peat. Dating set the body's age to ca. 770 BC.

A body, Borremose III or Borremose Woman, was found in '48, approx 1,300 ft south of Borremose man. She was 25-30y/o at death. She was face down wrapped in a wool garment. Her scalp & hair on 1 side of the head was damaged but this was due to damage from peat digger's shovels. The skull & face were crushed. Reexamination found damage to the skull happened after death & was caused by bone deterioration & pressure from the peat. Dating set the body's age to ca. 770 BC.

Major show reveals life in Pompeii and Herculaneum | UK | News ...

Major show reveals life in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Frozen in time: An ash corpse crawls over bodies in Pompei, Italy. Photo by Trevor Keyler

Frozen in time: An ash corpse crawls over bodies in Pompei, Italy. Photo by Trevor Keyler

It is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the disappearance of a Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BCE. Persian King Cambyses entered the Egyptian desert near Luxor (then Thebes) with 50,000 men. The troops supposedly never returned; they were swallowed by a sand dune.  Egyptologist Olaf Kaper never believed it. http://phys.org/news/2014-06-egyptologist-unravels-ancient-mystery.html#nRlv

It is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the disappearance of a Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BCE. Persian King Cambyses entered the Egyptian desert near Luxor (then Thebes) with 50,000 men. The troops supposedly never returned; they were swallowed by a sand dune. Egyptologist Olaf Kaper never believed it. http://phys.org/news/2014-06-egyptologist-unravels-ancient-mystery.html#nRlv

Cille Bharra is an ancient graveyard with the historic ruins of a medieval church dedicated to St. Barr.  Other chapels and ancient graves all lie within what is now Eoligarry burial ground.  Some of the ruins go back probably to the 600's and would have been dedicated to St Finbarr, but the later medieval chapel and ruins date around 1100.    Burials include the author Compton Mackenzie, the writer of Whiskey Galore

Cille Bharra is an ancient graveyard with the historic ruins of a medieval church dedicated to St. Barr. Other chapels and ancient graves all lie within what is now Eoligarry burial ground. Some of the ruins go back probably to the 600's and would have been dedicated to St Finbarr, but the later medieval chapel and ruins date around 1100. Burials include the author Compton Mackenzie, the writer of Whiskey Galore

Probably one of the most famous lost cities, Pompeii and its inhabitants were the unfortunate victims of the catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Spanning two days, Mount Vesuvius’ eruption completely buried the Roman city under ash and pumice. It remained lost for over 1700 years until a farmer stumbled upon the ruins in 1749.

The Seven Lost Cities Of The World

Probably one of the most famous lost cities, Pompeii and its inhabitants were the unfortunate victims of the catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Spanning two days, Mount Vesuvius’ eruption completely buried the Roman city under ash and pumice. It remained lost for over 1700 years until a farmer stumbled upon the ruins in 1749.

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