One of the old gravestones to be found in the old churchyard. Below the skull carving are the words "memento more" which are usually written as Momento Mori. Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning "Be mindful of death" and may be translated as "Remember that you are mortal," "Remember you will die," "Remember that you must die," or "Remember your death".
A Memento Mori as New Year greeting. The sheet is printed from eleven blocks; in the centre of the print is a woman with a skull instead of the face reflected in the mirror which she is holding; her mirror and dress are inscribed; further inscriptions are on six scrolls; at the top and bottom of are two borders, of which the upper one contains Christ-child, two angels and greetings for the new year. ca. 1500
"Everything that have and possess are merely things that we rely on for a little while. If we understand it like this, we know the nature of all conditioned things. Then although we have something, it is as if we did not have anything. Getting is the same as losing. Losing is the same as getting." - Ajahn Chah
1520s: Memento Mori. “Skeleton clothed in tattered flesh holds a scroll bearing the Latin inscription, “I am what you will be. I was what you are. For every man is this so.” The artist -probably Hans Leinberger – has depicted the cadaver in a graceful pose that mimics that of Adam in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving of Adam and Eve”