Unusual facts about birds and their skeletons
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Unusual facts about birds and their skeletons

Bird skeletons are fascinating; they need to be lightweight to fly but strong enough to withstand the stresses of flight. To achieve this, birds have hollow bones, and the bones themselves are structurally very dense, stiff and strong.
What are vanitas paintings and what do they symbolise?
Death and Mortality

What are vanitas paintings and what do they symbolise?

A vanitas is a type of still life painting that reminds the viewer about the fleeting nature of life through the use of symbolic objects. It illustrates the futility of earthly pleasures, the transient nature of life, and death's certainty.
An introduction to The Dance of Death and it's symbolic meanings
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An introduction to The Dance of Death and it's symbolic meanings

The Dance of Death, also known as danse macabre, is an allegory describing the universality of death. Many artists have created their interpretation of The Dance of Death; each version comprises a series of separate images featuring a character from the social strata, from a king to a peddler.
10 Amazing and Deadly Medieval Weapons
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10 Amazing and Deadly Medieval Weapons

We've compiled our list of top ten deadly medieval weapons; of course, we wouldn't forget popular favourites like the sword and axe, but we've also included some unusual weapons you may not know as well.
An Introduction to Tattoo Symbolism and their meanings
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An Introduction to Tattoo Symbolism and their meanings

Tattoo culture as we know it today has origins stretching back thousands of years. Tattooing has been practised across the globe since at least Neolithic times (1900 BC), as evidenced by the finds of mummified preserved tattooed skin and the archaeological record.
A Guide to Understanding Memento Mori. What They are and Where to Find Them
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A Guide to Understanding Memento Mori. What They are and Where to Find Them

A memento mori (Latin for 'remember that you must die') is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.