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St. Gratianos sits above a chalice of dried blood. Waldsassen, Germany

St Gratianus is enrobed in rich jewels and fine fabric befitting his state as a martyr. It is known he died for his faith because his bones stand above a chalice filled with dried blood. His remains are on display in the Basilica of Waldsassen in Germany.

The 27 Club - musicians who died at the age of 27

Here are 9 members of the 27 Club – musicians who have died in tragic circumstances at the age of drug induced personal tragic, and fatal, life choices !

Saint Francis Xavier - Roman Catholic Saint. Missionary to the Far East. While on the way to China, he reached the island of Shangechuan located a few miles from the mainland. Here he became ill and died at the age of 46. His remains were placed in what today is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The body has resisted decay and every ten years his silver casket is lowered from its permanent resting place atop the altar for public viewing. He was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1622.

Saint Francis Xavier - Roman Catholic Saint. Missionary to the Far East. While on the way to China, he reached the island of Shangechuan located a few miles from the mainland. Here he became ill and died at the age of 46. His remains were placed in what today is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The body has resisted decay and every ten years his silver casket is lowered from its permanent resting place atop the altar for public viewing. He was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1622.

Carlo e Vittore Crivelli- Polittico di Monte San Martino(pannello con san Michele arcangelo 71 x 47 cm) ,tempera e oro su tavola, 285x227 cm, 1477-1480 circa, chiesa di San Martino vescovo a Monte San Martino, provincia di Macerata.

Polyptych by Carlo and Vittore Crivelli: Archangel Michael - Monte San Martino - Marche, Italy

Lucia Varate, born in Mexico, 1864. “Smallest Woman in History”. I'd like to know more about her.

Lucia Zarate (January 1864 - January born in Mexico was considered the smallest woman in history. She died of hypothermia when her circus train became stranded in the snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Detail from De verzoeking van Christus, 1491 - 1500, School of Martin Schongauer

Detail from De verzoeking van Christus, 1491 - School of Martin Schongauer

A pregnant skeleton was found with its unborn fetus still intact.

Weird Picture Archive features some of the strangest images found in the world. From bizarre medical conditions to strange animal deformities, we collect and display the oddest of the odd.

The skeleton of Joseph Carey Merrick - image Ray Crundwell, Queen Mary University of London

The skeleton of Joseph Carey Merrick the most famous sufferer of Proteus Syndrome. Also known as the elephant man- image Ray Crundwell, Queen Mary University of London

Limbourg brothers, Hell Les Tres Riches Heures - a prayer book of the Duc de Berry, 1416. Mouth of Hell, c. 1150. From Winchester Psalter manuscript. Winchester, England. Lucifer devouring Judas Iscariot, Brutus and Cassio. Giovanni Canavesio, Jugement Dernier - Damnés (Last…

Hans Memling,Last Judgment Triptych (open) (detail) Oil on wood, (each wing) Muzeum Narodowe,Gdansk.

Jean Honore Fragonard - The Angora Cat, 1785 at Wallraf-Richartz Museum Cologne Germany

Angora Cats, Turkish Angora Cat, Old Paintings, Vintage Paintings, Art History, Blog Arte, Cologne Germany, Painted Cottage, Belgrade

Victorian artificial arm form the 1800s

Victorian artificial arm form the 1800s

150 Year Old Victorian Prosthetic Hand. - History was already steampunk!

“The 2800 year old kiss”, Two lovers buried together in a grave near Hasanlu, Iran.

6000 year old kiss. Hasanlu, Iran redskiesandbutterflies: 6000 year old kiss. this is my favorite omg i can’t this is so beautiful. love this

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[71 pictures] The Week End Selection n°120

Cyclopia (also cyclocephaly or synophthalmia) is a rare form of holoprosencephaly and is a congenital disorder (birth defect) characterized by the failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities.

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