Human Remains


Nobody Knows Why Hundreds of People Died at This Creepy Himalayan Lake

Hundreds of people mysteriously died over a millennium at "Skeleton Lake" in the Himalayas according to a new study, making the creepy location even more mysterious.
Becky Ferreira

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.
Tarisai Ngangura

These Popular Instagram Accounts Are Selling Human Remains

People are racking up thousands of followers with picturesque images of skulls, shrunken heads, and babies in jars.
Beckett Mufson
crime & drugs

A woman is on trial in Canada for allegedly hiding the remains of six babies in a storage locker

It's unclear how long the infants' remains had been kept in the locker, but court has heard that some of them had been so decayed that it was impossible to determine the causes of their deaths.
Tamara Khandaker

An Interview with Julia Davis, the Weird Queen of British Comedy

She's been in most of the best British sitcoms of the last 20 years, and she's wrote some of them, too. We met her to talk about whether anything is off-limits.
Rebecca Nicholson
Post Mortem

Meet the Living People Who Collect Dead Human Remains

Skeleton collections aren't just for museums and science labs. We talked to a few private collectors in the business of gathering human remains.
Simon Davis

How Do You Dismantle a Building Made of Human Remains?

Kutná Hora used to be rich, famous, and important in its own right back in the Middle Ages. Today, it’s been reduced to a mere day trip for fans of faded grandeur and very old human remains.
Clare Speak