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Death of Louis IX at Tunis, 1270 CE
Imageby Jean Fouquet

Death of Louis IX at Tunis, 1270 CE

A 15th century CE painting depicting the death of French king Louis IX in 1270 CE during the Eighth Crusade at Tunis.
Death Mask of Khaemweset
Imageby Neithsabes

Death Mask of Khaemweset

Gold death mask, possibly of Khaemweset (c. 1281 - c. 1225 BCE), son of Ramesses II, Crown Prince, high priest of Ptah at Memphis and famous restorer of Egyptian monuments. Saqqara tomb, Egypt. (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Death of King Philip or Metacom
Imageby Frank O. Small

Death of King Philip or Metacom

An early 20th-century illustration showing the death of King Philip, aka Metacom (l. 1638-1676) who led a coalition of Native American tribes in King Philip’s War (aka Metacom’s War, 1675-1678) against English colonists.
Death of Admiral de Coligny
Imageby Joseph Martin Kronheim

Death of Admiral de Coligny

Death of Admiral de Coligny, illustration of the murder of Gaspard II de Coligny, Admiral of France (l. 1519-1572) during the St. Bartholomew's Day Masscacre in the Book of Martyrs by John Foxe, illustrated by Joseph Martin Kronheim, 1887.
Death of Pedro de Alvarado
Imageby Unknown Artist

Death of Pedro de Alvarado

A scene from the 16th-century Codex Telleriano-Remensis showing the death of Pedro de Alvarado (c. 1485-1541), the Spanish conquistador who became the first governor of Guatemala in 1527. Alvarado was killed in Mexico when his horse fell...
The Pyramid Texts: Guide to the Afterlife
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Pyramid Texts: Guide to the Afterlife

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest religious writings in the world and make up the principal funerary literature of ancient Egypt. They comprise the texts which were inscribed on the sarcophogi and walls of the pyramids at Saqqara in the 5th...
Death of Henry II at Tournament
Imageby Jean Perrissin

Death of Henry II at Tournament

A 1570 CE engraving by Jean Perrissin of the tournament in Paris in 1559 CE where Henry II, king of France, was accidentally killed when a splinter from his opponent's lance pierced his visor. (British Museum, London)
Death of Seneca
Imageby Manuel Dominguez Sanchez

Death of Seneca

Painting by Manuel Dominguez Sanchez, 1871 CE. Museo del Prado
Justinian's Plague (541-542 CE)
Articleby John Horgan

Justinian's Plague (541-542 CE)

During the reign of the emperor Justinian I (527-565 CE), one of the worst outbreaks of the plague took place, claiming the lives of millions of people. The plague arrived in Constantinople in 542 CE, almost a year after the disease first...
Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife

The Egyptians believed the afterlife was a mirror-image of life on earth. When a person died their individual journey did not end but was merely translated from the earthly plane to the eternal. The soul stood in judgement in the Hall of...
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