Афанасьева Ирина

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A woman and her 2 children die within 24 hours of each other and are buried on a bed of flowers.. 5000 years later they are found, still holding hands.

A tiny woman and two children were laid to rest on a bed of flowers years ago in what is now the barren Sahara Desert. Their skeletons were found 5000 years later with the arms of the children still extended to the woman in an embrace.

Here is a full-length image of one of the 3,500-year-old mummies buried in China's Taklamakan Desert with the earliest known pieces of cheese.

Here is a full-length image of one of the mummies buried in China's Taklamakan Desert with the earliest known pieces of cheese.

An ancient Roman larva convivialis, a memento mori. 'Memento mori translates from Latin as “Remember you must die”. This is a special type of memento mori called a larva convivialis, given to revellers at a banquet or feast. Even when the Romans were enjoying themselves, they still were reminded of their own mortality. The bronze skeleton is just over 110 mm high. (Science Museum, London/Wellcome Images via Nezka Pfeifer)

199 CE ~ Roman ‘larva convivialis’, articulated bronze skeleton, a special type of memento mori called a larva convivialis, given to revellers at a banquet or feast.