The harsh burial of the teenage girl suggests she was seen as a danger even when dead.
What happens to your body when you die? If no one claims your body and you don't have a will, your body can be disposed of by the state.
There's a whole industry in China around death simulation - for those who are brave enough.
Should death be a cause for sadness or celebration? In some parts of China and Taiwan, it's a celebration that takes a uniquely erotic turn, with strippers coming to dance for the dead.
The pharaohs believed they descended from the gods so inbreeding was seen as a way to retain the sacred bloodline.
The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years.
A child mummy in Italy appears to open and close her eyes. But find out what's really happening. Continue reading →
Deeply disturbing images show Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants executing soldiers or security force members. AFP explains why they ran them.
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