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* L'INCONNUE DE LA SEINE : In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face. In the romantic atmosphere of fin de siècle Europe the girl’s face became an ideal of feminine beauty. Paris, Young Woman, Faces, Death Masks, La His, Young Women, Of The, Rivers, L Inconnu De
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In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face. Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie.
.This is one of the best-preserved bodies in the world. Her name is Rosalia Lombardo, her eyes are slightly open, and she’s a Sicilian two-year-old who died of pneumonia in 1920. Her body was embalmed and placed in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo. National Geographic reports that the special formula used to embalm her has finally been decoded. You can also watch a video of researchers examining her body.
Victorian mummy - "Incredibly, they would often keep the body of an infant and, once it was mummified, they would dress the baby's body and keep it as a memento. It was the equivalent of the modern day taxidermy of a treasured pet."
"The famous Weerdinge men after their discovery in 1904: In a time long before modern forensic science, the local constabulary decided to transfer the soggy cadavers to the nearest morgue in a very peculiar fashion. They rolled up the bodies of the two men like human scrolls, wrung them out, and stuffed them into a box."
A scientific look at the bodies of Catholic saints that do not corrupt. The oldest incorruptible is St. Cecilia who was martyred in 177 A.D. Her body remains much as it was 1700 years ago when it was discovered. These bodies defy the natural order and 5 of the 8 stages of natural death. Click here to read more about this phenomena!
Belle Gunness ..In the early morning of April 28, 1908, the Gunness farmhouse burned to the ground. The Gunness children were found in the ashes of the home, as well as the body of a headless woman.The LaPorte County Sheriff began to further investigate the fire and Belle's relations with out-of-town men. The investigation turned into a national sensation, as numerous bodies were soon found to be buried on Belle's farm.It has been estimated that Belle may have buried forty men on the farm..
L0023228 Examination of the skull and brain. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. mailto:images@wel... images.wellcome.ac.uk Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc 2.0 UK, see images.wellcome.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Prices.html Examination of the skull and brain, method of removing the brain after it is severed from the body.
Russian scientist photographs the soul leaving the body at death: The timing of astral disembodiment in which the spirit leaves the body has been captured by Russian scientist Konstantin Korotkov, who photographed a person at the moment of his death with a bioelectrographic camera. The image taken using the gas discharge visualization method, an advanced technique of Kirlian photography shows in blue the life force of the person leaving the body gradually.