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Photos of death masks

eListMania has posted photos of 20 death masks belonging to famous people. It really helps you imagine what they looked like in life. Pictured above is the face of Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Death Masks are easily the most haunting mementos of the deceased. They have been in existence since the time of Tutankhamun, whose solid gold burial mask is an object of extreme beauty and superstition. Here, we present twenty casts that have preserved some of the most famous faces to have graced this planet.

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