Tag Archives: Death

1559: Not Man, Not Woman, Not Androgyne

This mysterious Latin inscription appears to be an epitaph composed in the 16th century by someone named or calling himself Lucio Agatho Priscius; the deceased was named Aelia Laelia Crispis. DM Aelia Laelia Crispis Nec vir nec mulier nec androgyna … Continue reading

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1954: Zombies, Unite!

For Labor Day: a grave-digger’s strike leads to disasterous consequences in this 1954 story from Voodoo comics:            

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1891: Funeral

Henri Rivière: Funeral Under Umbrellas (1891)

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1918: All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected

Detail from Léon Frédéric’ seven-panel work All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected through God’s Love (1893-1918). Here is the whole thing:

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1936: Untitled

Amy Nimr: Untitled (1936)

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6th Century BC: Mouthpiece

This silver-gilt mouthpiece comes from Cyprus and dates from the late 5th or 6th century BC. It would have been placed on the the mouth of a dead body as part of the burial process.

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2001: Nothing But Black Space

In a 2001 study, Tim and Virginia Kasser analyzed the dreams of people who had been assessed as either highly materialistic or non-materialistic. They asked the participants to share “the two most meaningful, memorable, or powerful dreams they remembered in … Continue reading

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