A Victorian charm in the form of a skeleton within a coffin, a symbol of death and memento mori.

A Victorian charm in the form of a skeleton within a coffin, a symbol of death and memento mori.

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. The bag contained a whopping 6oz of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 years

Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. The bag contained a whopping 6oz of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 years

Undressed funeral effigy of Catherine de Valois, Queen of England. Henry V's queen  died in 1437. Her grandson King Henry VII made major alterations to Westminster Abbey, which involved moving her embalmed body. She was placed in a crude coffin constructed of flimsy boards, and was left above ground. Catherine remained a public spectacle in the Abbey for over 200 years.

Undressed funeral effigy of Catherine de Valois, Queen of England. Henry V's queen died in 1437. Her grandson King Henry VII made major alterations to Westminster Abbey, which involved moving her embalmed body. She was placed in a crude coffin constructed of flimsy boards, and was left above ground. Catherine remained a public spectacle in the Abbey for over 200 years.

How To Be Happy | All That's Written … Just a musing by the little mouse that might also be me.

How To Be Happy

How To Be Happy | All That's Written … Just a musing by the little mouse that might also be me.

An Example of a Memento Mori hung on a Rosary, Carved from Ivory, c. 16th Century

An Example of a Memento Mori hung on a Rosary, Carved from Ivory, c. 16th Century

You definitely know her face, but do you know her story, her name, or that she even did actually exist?  Her repeated face is the muse behind one of the mos

You definitely know her face, but do you know her story, her name, or that she even did actually exist? Her repeated face is the muse behind one of the mos

ex SK Ruin & SuNo and ROC Memento join Nerv http://lol.esportswikis.com/wiki/Nerv #games #LeagueOfLegends #esports #lol #riot #Worlds #gaming

ex SK Ruin & SuNo and ROC Memento join Nerv http://lol.esportswikis.com/wiki/Nerv #games #LeagueOfLegends #esports #lol #riot #Worlds #gaming

Mahakala http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahakala my very personal "memento mori" many thanks to Mark Noel! www.marknoeltattoo.com/post/78783630162/for-alistair

Mahakala http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahakala my very personal "memento mori" many thanks to Mark Noel! www.marknoeltattoo.com/post/78783630162/for-alistair

This one must be watched more than once. Every time you do, you find new things.

This one must be watched more than once. Every time you do, you find new things.

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