One of the morbidly fascinating results of the 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius is the large number of holes found in the volcanic deposits around Pompeii that represented corpses of people and animals that were buried by the hot ash. The ash lithified before the corpses decayed so that a good mold of the deceased remained. Early in the excavation it was discovered that filling these molds with plaster produced remarkable casts of the victims of the eruption.
Photo credit: Avery Segal
I Am a Bride
A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.
Pinned insects at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.
Panel with striding lion. Glazed brick. Mesopotamia, Babylon. Neo-Babylonian period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, 604–562 B.C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
I’ve mastered the skill of feeling guilty for asking for anything
Tiger meets Indian wolf by Jon Irvine