Italy

Raphael, allegedly dead from too much sex

April 6, 1520 Rome, Papal States Artist and architect Raphael dies at 37, allegedly from too much sex Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, had been somewhat known for having several lovers. His friend, a Cardinal, persuaded Raphael to take the Cardinal's niece as his wife, though it was evident Raphael was not… Continue reading Raphael, allegedly dead from too much sex

Egypt

The first victim of King Tut’s curse

April 5, 1923 Cairo, Egypt George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon becomes the first victim of King Tut’s “curse” Lord Carnarvon was a financial backer of the Tutankhamun excavation in 1922, and had been present during the original unsealing in 1922 as well as the ceremonial opening of the tomb in January 1923. He accidentally… Continue reading The first victim of King Tut’s curse

Crime Scene Photography · New York

The deaths of the Collyer brothers

March 21, 1947 Manhattan, New York The second of the Collyer brothers, a pair of extreme hoarders, dies in their home Police received a tip that the home held a dead body as the smell of decomposition became noticeable. Authorities attempted to enter the home, but a wall of hoarded items prevented them from doing… Continue reading The deaths of the Collyer brothers