A crystal translucent skull

Death and memory

Explore the theme of death and memory.

From ghostbusting in Ancient Mesopotamia with Irving Finkel to an unparalleled discovery of Anglo-Saxon finery within a buried ship at Sutton Hoo, discover the fascinating beliefs and rituals around death and remembrance through our collection.

Read the stories and watch the videos below or search Collection online to uncover the compelling histories of people and objects that came before us.