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Punishment in the Afterlife

The Public Domain Review has digitized art from an “Unknown Manuscript” found in the in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art digital collections. The language is Eastern Turki, which was used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Turkestan (which encompasses several Central Asian countries). The pictures describe the punishments, and in some cases, rewards, that await us in the afterlife.

There are nine illustrations posted, most of which have captions explaining what the punishment is and what the poor soul did to deserve it. The transgressions seem minor, such as eavesdropping and neglecting to say a prayer after you’ve seen a naked body. No caption for the image shown here, so we can only speculate on what may cause someone to be eaten by a herd of snakes in the hereafter. -via Boing Boing


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