People In The 1800s Did THIS With Dead Bodies
This boy is also dead, but that's not what he's here to demonstrate. We've established that Victorian people photographed their dead for posterity before holding any sort of funeral services for their loved ones, but what's interesting about this photo is the detail near his foot.
Old London Bridge spanned the Thames from 1209-1831. Heads on spikes, revolutionary residents & Nonsuch House; the bridge boasts a turbulent & colourful history. Bone up here.
Revealed after 98 years: The REAL reason why the Titanic hit that iceberg
Titanic Second Officer Charles Lightoller knew the real reason why Titanic hit the iceburg and sank. He protected White Star and kept the info to himself except for telling his beloved wife. He followed the "Women and Children" rule and dove into the ocean as it sank. He lead a group of others in staying afloat on an overturned lifeboat. He was the last survivor to board the Carpathia. His is a story worth reading. His version of what happened to Titanic is incredible.
Bonnie and Clyde Death Scene
A 16mm film shot by posse member Ted Hinton just minutes after Bonnie and Clyde were fatally ambushed by officers near Gibsland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934. The so-called "Death Car" was released to its owner, Ruth Warren of Topeka, Kansas, only after she filed a lawsuit against the sheriff.
Face of mystery medieval knight finally revealed with modern-day CSI skills
the battle scarred (reconstructed) face of a medieval knight killed in battle some 700 years ago and buried under the floor of a chapel at Stirling Castle. The remains are probably those of Sir John de Stricheley who died in 1341, when the English held the castle. He dies in his mid-20s, probably from a Scottish arrow. Fascinating!
The Winchester Mystery House
A bizarre mansion built by Sarah Winchester, the heir to the rifle fortune, this 160-room estate abounds with architectural oddities. Originally seven stories, now only four the 1906 earthquake, the mansion was built by Mrs. Winchester after the untimely deaths of her husband and child. She said she was also haunted by the spirits of those killed by the Winchester rifle. Mrs. Winchester had her team of carpenters work ceaselessly for 38 years, building odd items such as stairs that led nowhere.
The Reconstructed head of a 5,500 year old man found a mile from Stonehenge in Wiltshire, UK. It is the most advanced reconstruction of a Neolithic man's face to date. 20-40 years of age, slender build, born about 5,500 years ago about 500 years before the circular ditch and banks at Stonehenge were built