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During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.    A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

La historia del Dottore della Peste

La historia del Dottore della Peste

A plague doctor's duties were often limited to visiting victims to verify whether they had been afflicted or not.

“The 2800 year old kiss”, Two lovers buried together in a grave near Hasanlu, Iran.

6000 year old kiss. Hasanlu, Iran redskiesandbutterflies: 6000 year old kiss. this is my favorite omg i can’t this is so beautiful. love this

Edgar Allen Poe and Abraham Lincoln together on February 4, 1849.

Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D. studio- February They look kinda creepy together, don't they?

Creepy Stories in History

Creepy Stories in History

True Creepy Stories, Creepy Pasta Stories, Paranormal Stories True, Super Scary Stories, True Stories, Dark Stories, Spooky Stories, Strange Stories, Halloween Stories Scary

Astrabeds presents: How the World Slept Timeline - The History of Sleep - Very interesting infographic for you to learn all about how people in history used to sleep!

What kind of mattress did you sleep on last night? Chances are it was a spring, foam or latex mattress.

Las fotos antiguas más raras de la historia » The Clinic Online    http://www.theclinic.cl/2012/09/29/las-fotos-antiguas-mas-raras-de-la-historia/

18 Creepy Headless Portraits from Victorian Era Long Before Photoshop Was Ever Created

manufactured in Baltimore, 1888. ...I'm pretty sure after taking One Night, it'll be 2 or 3 nights before you see daylight again if ever.

Alcohol, cannabis, chloroform and morphine for your cough. - Kohler's One Night Cough Cure manufactured in 1888 by Kohler Medicine Company, Baltimore, Maryland. (*THAT should cure my cough)

Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

Italian crypt house.

Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy - Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire. Whether you're religious or not, this soldier was given comfort in this last moments by an extraordinary brave man.

A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire.

Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. (Héctor Rondón Lovera) 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

Dog with gas mask, 1917.

WWI, French Red Cross dog with gas mask, 1917 - Dogs had a vital part to play in World War One.

Plague doctors

***Quinn wears a plague doctor mask because it looks like Poe-ish, and signals death.

Madame Tussauds - Original Guillotine Blade that Beheaded Marie Antoinette

The guillotine blade that beheaded French queen Marie Antoinette on display at Madame Tussauds London.

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