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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

Nov 18, 2019

In the year 79 CE, Mt. Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman city of Pompeii. The ruins were only rediscovered in the the late 1700s, and have been under excavation ever since. In this episode we discuss written references and the archaeology of Pompeii, Vesuvius and the day the volcano destroyed the city. 

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Sep 16, 2019

High in the Himalaya Mountains sits a tiny lake surrounded by hundreds of shattered human skeletons. Known as 'Skeleton Lake' in the media, its true name is Roopkund and it seems determined to keep its secrets. In this episode, we try to shed some light on this shroud of mystery.

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Jun 4, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the amazing discovery of a Neolithic man frozen in the ice of Italian Alps, including what his life could have been like and the mystery of his death.

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Nov 19, 2018

Archaeologists have found many unusual graves throughout Eastern Europe, graves in which stakes have been driven through the deceased's body. These burials, and the historical documents from the time, suggest that these individuals were suspected of being vampires by those that buried them. They are known as...


May 7, 2018

Different cultures dispose of their dead in different ways. One of these is excarnation, where the flesh is removed from the bones by exposing the body to the elements or with tools. One of the most famous examples of excarnation is Tibetan Sky Burial, or Jhator. In this episode, we discuss this and many other forms...