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Egyptian Queen Meritamun’s cedar coffin from her Deir el-Bahari tomb had been desecrated in antiquity and re-bandaged during the 21st Dynasty; The queen’s body shows that although she had died a relatively young woman, she had suffered from both arthritis and scoliosis; 19th dynasty, Valley of the Queens, Egypt
Czeslawa Kwoka, age 14, appears in a prisoner identity photo provided by the Auschwitz Museum, taken by Wilhelm Brasse while working in the photography department at Auschwitz, the Nazi-run death camp where some 1.5 million people, most of them Jewish, died during World War II. Czeslawa was a Polish Catholic girl, from Wolka Zlojecka, Poland, who was sent to Auschwitz with her mother in December of 1942. Within three months, both were dead.