They believe the spells, etched on tiny scrolls, were taken to the grave to invoke divine powers.
Growing up, Christmas had been the only holiday where my family really decorated the house. Birthdays might warrant a 'Happy
Last year, I had the privilege of traveling to a small Mayan village in the Mexican state of Campeche. There, I photographed the local customs of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, including one of the most unusual death rituals in the world: "Bone Washing."
He had a bone to pick with the lack of credit he received.
About 48,000 people died at Waterloo on June 18, 1815, when British and Prussian forces defeated Napoleon's French armies
The graves were excavated during the renovation of a Victorian-era building at the university's St. John's College between
The bones date back 4,200 years and bear signs of "the typical destructive damages provoked by the extension of a breast
The skeleton dates back to between 1100 and 1300 A.D. It showed evidence of several fractures on the right ribs and shoulder
The inner, lead coffin discovered inside the limestone coffin. The lead coffin -- encased within a larger limestone coffin
"Careful examination showed that the two injuries lined up with one another, and also with an injury to Richard's first cervical