Some 900 years ago, a Peruvian healer used a hand drill to make dozens of small holes in a patient’s skull. In her study, Kurin notes trepanations first appeared between 200 and 600 A.D. The medical procedure continued until Spanish conquistadors put an end to the practice in the early 16th century. According to Kurin, these ancient surgeons spent time trying different techniques and experimenting with different ways of opening up the skull.
Negatives discovered in an exploration hut in Antarctica, which had been abandoned for nearly 100 years, were found and processed. The images give a ghostly look into the past, during the “heroic era” of Antarctic exploration.
The tomb of Thomas Gooding, buried vertically in the Norwich Cathedral, is known as ‘the skeleton.’ It’s located to the right of the altar into the south aisle of the Nave.
The inscription reads:
‘All you that do this place pass bye
Remember death for you will dye.
As you are now even so was I
And as I am so shall you be.
Thomas Gooding here do staye
Wayting for God’s judgement day.’