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Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever…

Inca Children Were Fattened-up Before Sacrifice, Hair Samples Show

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a.

History In Pictures  Maurice Tillet, a wrestler suffering from acromegaly. He died in 1954, and was the inspiration for the character Shrek.

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Photographed by Irving Penn, Elvie saw a signed vintage silver print of this 2014 for Euro. all you Shrek fans! Professional wrestler Maurice Tillet, aka The French Angel, was the inspiration for Shrek’s character design.

She is 3,800 years old, but she still turns heads. The mummified remains of a Caucasian woman, found along the Silk Road in western China, will be part of an exhibit "Secrets of the Silk Road: Mystery Mummies of China,"

The Beauty of Xiaohe or Little River, years old, mummified remains of a Caucasian woman found in Western China along with other European mummies and artifacts.

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the horrors of history: J. Marion Sims is called “the Father of Gynecology” due to his experiments on enslaved women in Alabama who were often submitted as guinea pigs by their plantation owners who could not use them for sexual pleasure.

34 Unsettling Photos With Creepy Backstories That Will Keep You Up At Night

34 Unsettling Photos With Creepy Backstories That Will Keep You Up At Night

In 1901 a woman in Poiters, France was found having been confined to her room for 24 years by her mother.{ So sad, that this poor woman was locked in a room for over two decades, }

Amazing Findings In China

Amazing Findings In China

Watering the horses: A staff member sprays water to maintain the humidity of an ancient horse and chariot pit unearthed in Luoyang, China. The main pit has a five chariots and 12 horses buring almost years ago

An ascetic with a metal grid welded around his neck so that he can never lie down; late 1800s (more interesting photos of Hindu ascetics here).

"An ascetic is a person who deprives themselves of physical pleasure for religious reasons. This ascetic has welded a metal grid around his neck to prevent himself from lying down. Dated to around the late

Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady's Washington, D.C. studio [February 4th, 1849]

FAKE: Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D. studio- February NOPE, this is a fake photo created for the book Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter.

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15-year-old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For 500 years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever.

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a girl sacrificed during the…

Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

Italian crypt house.

Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy - Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

Then and now photos. I'd be afraid if I turned around and saw Hitler's ghost in my Eiffel Tower picture

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One of the most famous mummies of the Taklamakan Desert is that of “Cherchen Man”. This European’s body was placed in a poplar-wood box, lowered into narrow shaft grave and left for eternity. His body dates back to 1000 BC and DNA analysis has shown that he was a Celt.

This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants.

This skull of a 14-year-old girl was the evidence that the first settlers in Virginia’s Jamestown Colony practised cannibalism during the “Starving Time” winter of 1609, discovered in 2012. The scratch marks from where the flesh was sliced from the face is evident. The trauma in the front of the skull is from where he skull was bashed open for the brain to be removed, according to Doug Owsley, a forensic anthropologist.

Cannibal colonists devoured 14 year-old girl at Jamestown. Archaeologists have discovered physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown colony — the butchered remains of a girl.

In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany, that is 99.9% certain to be that of  William Shakespeare. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616), features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard. Engineers at Konica Minolta Europe scanned the death mask with lasers to construct a 3D computer model. After superimposing the model with the death mask, perfect matches were revealed between forehead, eyes & nose.

In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany that is certain to be that of William Shakespeare’s. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April , features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard.

Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

Mary Ellen Wilson or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. - Severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

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