Come and explore how dying has been both feared and celebrated throughout history.
Hail to thee, O my father Osiris, I have come and I have embalmed this my flesh so that my body may not decay.
Grave goods included food, drinking vessels and body ornamentation. In richer burials, gold sheet work was attached to clothing, and later still pins, tweezers, and razors were found.
Medieval life became characterised by a preoccupation with death - terrifying depictions of purgatory and hell were painted on church walls to remind congregations that worrying about the afterlife wa
Friday 3rd. Went to St. Thomas’s, took the Fœtus to the London, Recd. 10s. 6d. Came back to St. Thomas’s Recd. £4 4s.
He that would die well must always look for death, every day knocking at the gates of the grave.
The women have (ways) of divining, whether the husband or wife shall die first by the number of letters in Latin, or the husbands, and wives christian-names.
Anyone can stop a man’s life, but no one his death: a thousand doors open onto it.
So violent a squall was sweeping past the ship at this moment, that no sound was heard of the usual splash, which made the sailors allege that their young favourite never touched the water at all, but