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The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried the dead where they fell in city of Pompeii. After bodies decomposed, it left human-shaped pockets in the hardened layers of ash. Pouring plaster into these pockets creates sculptures of death...like this one.

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried the dead where they fell in city of Pompeii. After bodies decomposed, it left human-shaped pockets in the hardened layers of ash. Pouring plaster into these pockets creates sculptures of death...like this one.

Trajan's Column (Italian: Colonna Traiana) is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, Italy, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum (Rome).

Trajan's Column (Italian: Colonna Traiana) is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, Italy, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum (Rome).

Otzi, the Ice Man of the Alps who was discovered in 1991.  His mummy, created by having been covered with glacial ice shortly after his death, is the oldest known human skin ever discovered – 5,300 years old – and it is tattooed.  Otzi has 59 separate tattoos

Otzi, the Ice Man of the Alps who was discovered in 1991. His mummy, created by having been covered with glacial ice shortly after his death, is the oldest known human skin ever discovered – 5,300 years old – and it is tattooed. Otzi has 59 separate tattoos

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Two people holding hands while falling to their death from the WTC on 9/11.

Two people holding hands while falling to their death from the WTC on 9/11.

A plaster cast of a victim of Mount Vesuvius' eruption displayed in Pompeii.

Preserved Pompeii: A City in Ash

A plaster cast of a victim of Mount Vesuvius' eruption displayed in Pompeii.

Four-headed Sphinx, Roman, 2nd C. AD - Meaning and function of the four-headed sphinx, which were used Originally wings are unclear. The female faces have portrait-like features and differ from each other. Stylistic criteria set a date close to Antonine period.

Four-headed Sphinx, Roman, 2nd C. AD - Meaning and function of the four-headed sphinx, which were used Originally wings are unclear. The female faces have portrait-like features and differ from each other. Stylistic criteria set a date close to Antonine period.

The first & last portrait photos of Lincoln as President: May 1860 & Feb 1865.... This shows you what an incredible toll the Civil War and the death of his son had on him..

The first & last portrait photos of Lincoln as President: May 1860 & Feb 1865.... This shows you what an incredible toll the Civil War and the death of his son had on him..

Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton.  He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight.  By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs.  He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome.  He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint.  He married twice and had 3 average sized sons.  He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.

Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton. He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome. He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint. He married twice and had 3 average sized sons. He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.

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