Tag Archives: skeletons

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

After our visit to Il Cimitero degli Inglesi, I read the little booklet available from the cemetery office.  It said that many of the people buried in the “English” Cemetery were in fact Italians, who had been persecuted for their … Continue reading

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An Illustrated Guide to the World of the Mutter Museum

The Mutter Museum: Of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by Gretchen Worden My rating: 5 of 5 stars I discovered the Mutter Museum in the 1990s because of the lovely morbid calendars my local bookshop sold. The calendars featured … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #80: the Mütter Museum

The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 19 S 22nd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Phone: (215) 563-3737 Founded: 1858 Number of interments: several hundred Open: 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Photos from the Empire of Death

Photo Exhibit Opening Tonight: Photos from The Empire of Death by Paul Koudounaris Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 8-10 p.m. Articulated Gallery/Loved To Death 1681 Haight St., San Francisco (415)551-1036 Named one of the ten best books of 2011 by … Continue reading

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A Brand-New Book of Ossuaries

For my birthday last weekend, my husband Mason bought me a book I’d only seen mentioned on the internet.  We were in the Wacko store in Hollywood and I missed it the first time I looked over the rack, but … Continue reading

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