For National Red Rose Day we thought we’d make a fun gif of “a rose resuscitated.” Palingenesis is the act (or idea) of raising a plant from its own burned ashes. Athanasius Kircher was a believer and gave his method in Mundus Subterraneu, 1665. The method is also laid out with this illustration in Curiosities of Nature and Art in Husbandry and Gardening, 1707 by Abbé de Vallemont.
The Rouchomovsky Skeleton: “The fully articulated human skeleton in a velvet-lined coffin. with three panels showing the course of life, one end with attributes of the arts, the other with attributes of war, the cover with the journey in the footsteps of the Angel of Death, surrounded by the faces of infants alternately laughing and crying.” via retronaut