We’ve all heard the phrases “here today, gone tomorrow” and “nothing lasts forever.” They’re sayings that reflect on the fleeting nature of life, reminding us of our mortality. And though most cultures today find a discussion about death to be uncomfortable, this wasn’t always the case.
Lost in a corridor of the immense Faculty of Medicine building at the Complutense University in Madrid, there is a small museum that may be best avoided for those with more delicate sensibilities. Visiting this macabre museum can be, in a way, a somewhat horrifying experience to nonprofessionals
Established in 1881, Berlin’s first non-denominational municipal graveyard was a pauper’s cemetery that would later become the final resting place for many of Germany’s most prominent socialists, communists, and anti-fascist fighters.
Beneath Jerusalem, a labyrinth of tunnels stretching over one-and-a-half kilometers in length and cavernous in size has been excavated to accommodate the holy city’s ever increasing need to house its dead.