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  • Death Online

    Throughout the world, death and the rituals that surround it are steeped in taboos. Death is celebrated, embraced and feared. Around death and the dead, cultures put in place diverse restrictions and practices associated with clothing, food and ritual. Death - the last taboo explores what happens to us when we die and the different ways we deal with death.

  • Defining death

    There are three main ways that death can be defined: legally, culturally or clinically. Find out what criteria are used to determine the moment of death.
     

  • What is death?

    Throughout the world, death and the rituals that surround it are steeped in taboos. Death is celebrated, embraced and feared. Around death and the dead, cultures put in place diverse restrictions and practices associated with clothing, food and ritual. This website explores what happens to us when we die and the different ways we deal with death.

  • Common Death Adder - Acanthophis antarcticus

    There are several species of death adders in Australia but the Common Death Adder is the only one found in the Sydney region.

  • The face of death

    Death masks show the subject's facial expression immediately after death. It was important to make death masks quickly, before the features became distorted.

  • Signs of death

    Among classical Greek and Roman societies the signs of death were the absence of a heartbeat and breathing, and the onset of putrefaction. In medieval times a candle was held to the mouth - a flicker of the candle was shown as a sign of life.

  • Death masks collection

     

  • Death: The last taboo

    View a selection of movies about how different cultures deal with death, from disposing of the body to remembering their dead through rituals, memorials and shrines.

  • Common Death Adder - Acanthophis antarcticus

     

  • Common Death Adder - Acanthophis antarcticus

     

  • Common Death Adder - Acanthophis antarcticus

     

  • Bharatayuddha: Death of Abimanyu

     

  • Common Death Adder Illustration

     

  • Visitors respond to an exhibition on death

    In 2003 the Museum held an exhibition about death - here's a selection of what visitors thought about it.

  • Preparation for death in ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egyptians spent a considerable amount of time and money preparing for their death.