Tutankhamun’s beautiful golden mask, the embodiment of a man secure in his power, has been flattering the pharaoh for many centuries, according to the most detailed image yet of the teenage king’s face and body.
In the flesh, King Tut had a club foot, a pronounced overbite and girlish hips, says a “virtual autopsy” built using more than 2,000 computerized tomography (CT) scans of the pharaoh’s body. Learn more
- Oooh, clever.
- Life-size human skull replicas are available on Amazon with Prime shipping? How did I not know that already?! I need one of these to hold my makeup brushes.
Yeah I definitely am using an articulated hand (FAKE OBVS) to hang necklaces…I have two skulls like this so I’ll have to try this out.
3D printed baby skull, used to treat a 6-month-old child of Plagiocephaly, or “flat head syndrome” as it is also known. Doctor’s Michael Egnor and Elliot Duboys of Stony Brook University prepared for the surgery by creating 3D images of the child’s skull, as it should appear after the surgery. Thus, he and his team of surgeons were able to use both virtual models and a 3D printed skull as guides for the procedure. Thus, surgical time was drastically reduced, and the success chance of the operation increased beyond what it would have otherwise been.
This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.
I go to the Michigan RenFest every year and I remember see this woman’s amazing dresses. Fun fact, we also have The Nun, who roams the grounds in a period habit trying to save souls and punishing nonbelievers. She’s also a very awesome black woman.
That sounds amazing and terrifying.
This. Is. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO. COOL!
Just wanted to remind everyone that I also take Garb submissions!
Cremation of a dead body is carried out at a temperature ranging between 1400 and 1800°F. The process takes place in a cremation chamber, also known as a retort, of a crematory. During incineration, the body is exposed to a column of flames produced by a furnace fueled by natural gas, oils, propane, etc. Next, the heat dries the body, burns the skin and hair, contracts and chars the muscles, vaporizes the soft tissues, and calcifies the bones until they crumble. The bodies are burned one at a time. Some crematories have a secondary afterburner to help burn the body completely. Otherwise, the cremation technician may have to crush the partially cremated remains. It is then collected in a tray or pan and allowed to cool. Non-organic materials, such as metal from fillings are removed before the next process because they may damage the equipment used for pulverization. Finally, the dried bone fragments are further ground into a finer sand-like consistency with a cremulator. On average, it takes about 1-3 hours to cremate a human body, thereby reducing it to 3-7 pounds of cremains.
Male child skull
You cannot tell the sex of a prepubescent child from bones alone. Also, assuming this is a real skull, shame on the homeowner for displaying a human being like this.
The burial site of Copernicus was a 500-year-old mystery before archaeologists found a promising skeleton beneath a cathedral floor in 2005. There was no existing DNA to compare with the remains until a strand of the astronomer’s hair was found in one of his books, and the discovery was finally confirmed. Source
A skeleton left hanging in a school science lab for over 40 years is finally getting buried - but nobody knows who the poor soul is.
The boney frame has been used in biology lessons at Haydock High School, Merseyside, for the past four decades.
But it is now no longer used by pupils, so teachers have decided to lay the skeleton to rest.
35yo woman with shoulder pain. What’s the ‘not to be missed’ diagnosis?
Studies of the mummified Ukok ‘princess’ - named after the permafrost plateau in the Altai Mountains where her remains were found - have already brought extraordinary advances in our understanding of the rich and ingenious Pazyryk culture.
The tattoos on her skin are works of great skill and artistry, while her fashion and beauty secrets - from items found in her burial chamber which even included a ‘cosmetics bag’ - allow her impressive looks to be recreated more than two millennia after her death.
Now Siberian scientists have discerned more about the likely circumstances of her demise, but also of her life, use of cannabis, and why she was regarded as a woman of singular importance to her mountain people. Read more.
A mummy rolled down hospital hallways here on Sunday. Amen-Nestawy-Nakht, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest, was getting a CAT scan at Barnes-Jewish. It was probably his second. The last one was a couple of decades ago, when technology wasn’t what it is now.
A team of art museum officials and university doctors hoped this round could reveal new information: His cause of death. New data on his health. And, perhaps, a few artifacts left inside the cartonnage - that elaborately painted hardened wrapping that often covers a mummy’s body - after grave robbers made off with the bulk of the valuables, probably thousands of years ago. Read more.
I’m laughing because I just ILL’d this a few days ago!
Dude I found it on Amazon for $4!