Félix Nadar (1820–1910), born Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, was a French photographer best known for his portraits and aerial photography. Nadar also experimented with artificial light in his photography in the Paris Catacombs between 1861 and 1862. Because of Nadar’s early photographic experiments,… Read More ›
The mummified remains of an ancient necropolis worker
The oldest patient at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) does not lie in one of the beds in a patient room, rather he’s been in a display case in its original surgical amphitheater for more than a century. This surgical amphitheater… Read More ›
Emergency excavations in Bulgaria have unearthed a necropolis with 376 graves
Novinite reports that archaeologists working near the town of Marten in northern Bulgaria have discovered hundreds of ancient graves that span centuries. Archaeologists working on emergency excavations in the gas pipeline route between Bulgaria and Romania have unearthed a necropolis with 376 graves. Experts believe these graves are from different… Read More ›
Peru’s Necropolis: Chauchilla Cemetery
Discovered in the 1920’s, Chauchilla Cemetery is a necropolis consisting of mud-brick tombs and mummified remains belonging to the Nazca people, with interments that date between 200 and 900AD. After a member of the Nazca culture died, their body was mummified,… Read More ›
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