Death masks were a common ritual until recently. See what historical celebrities looked like from these plaster moldings taken of their faces shortly after they died.


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Alan Turing was a famous codebreaker and computer scientist. Turing’s life story is the focus of the film “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing was pardoned for being gay. Learn all about Turing before Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” premieres.

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These black-and-white photographs from the Civil War, World War I & II, & Communist Germany are rarely seen by the public. Check world history in pictures.

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From the first photo of Maya ruins to World War II to Steve Jobs & Bill Gates’ beginnings, these historical pictures capture humanities ebb and flow of war and peace.

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August 6 is the 69-year anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Remember with these pictures of the aftermath.

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