There are 22 off the beaten path places tagged memento mori:

The mummies of Dr. Knoche

August Gottfried Knoche was a German doctor who invented a mysterious mummification elixir and when he knew he would be dead soon, had his nurse inject him with it to become a mummy himself. To this…

Carthage tophet

The Tophet at Carthage is the biggest ancient cemetery, which holds many secrets. One of the mysteries of the place is still being speculated upon - why are the graves filled with infant and animal…

Aokigahara Jukai suicide forest

Aokigahara Jukai is the second most popular suicide location in the world. Its ominous landscape and deafening silence beckon the ones who want to part with their lives. Every year up to 80 bodies are…

Capuchin Crypt, Rome

Capuchin Crypt in Rome holds the remains of 4000 monks, which were later exhumed and their bones used for decoration of the walls, ceilings and tombs - a spectacular sight of necroart.

The Kiss of Death statue

The Kiss of Death Statue, or El beso de la muerte, by an unknown sculptor, which dates back to 1930, stands on the ancient cemetery of Poblenou in Barcelona. It portrays an angel of death bestowing a…

Romanian Merry Cemetery

Merry Cemetery in Săpânţa, Romania, is a unique example of tombstone art. They don't have the boring R.I.P. carved into stone, instead the tombstones feature poetic, sometimes frivolous, rhymes…

Murambi Genocide memorial center

Murambi Genocide memorial center is one of the most graphic displays of the remains of 1994 Rwandan genocide victims, serving as a testimony of what has occurred.
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The mysterious tombstone in Tobago

In Plymouth, Trinidad and Tobago, there is a 300 year old tombstone with a really strange epitaph that sounds like a riddle. There are many attempts to solve it, but none of the explanations have been…
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Hungarian Vác mummies

265 mummies were accidentally discovered during the renovation of the Dominican church of the town Vác in Hungary. Due to the microclimate of the underground vaults, dead bodies got exceptionally…
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