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The Hardy Tree:  To make way for a new railway line in the mid-19th century, the writer Thomas Hardy (then a trainee architect) oversaw the excavation of the graveyard at St. Pancras Old Church in London. The coffins were removed and reburied elsewhere, but hundreds of headstones were placed around an ash tree in the churchyard.  The tree has since grown in amongst the stones.

The Hardy Tree: To make way for a new railway line in the century, the writer Thomas Hardy (then a trainee architect) oversaw the excavation of the graveyard at St. Pancras Old Church in London. The coffins were removed and reburied elsewhere, b

These were NOT to stop zombies, the cages were used to stop grave robbers from stealing corpses for use by medical students and anatomists. The cages - known as mortsafes - were regularly used in Scotland in the early 19th century

Zombie cage or mortsafe.Urban legend: this is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated.

Kay's fudge recipe found on the tombstone for Wade Huff Andrews - www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54943191

Kay's Fudge Recipe - The tombstone is a Marble slab and this photo was sent to "Everything's Relative" in Family Tree Magazine, by Dan Convery, Modesto, Calif. in the June 2006 issue - I want my cookie recipe on my headstone.

A little girls's gravestone that was damaged by a cannonball at Circular Church Graveyard in Charleston, SC.

A little girls' gravestone that was damaged by a cannonball at Circular Church Graveyard in Charleston, SC.

The 6000 year old kiss found in Hasanlu, Iran. | Unusual Facts

6000 year old kiss. Hasanlu, Iran redskiesandbutterflies: 6000 year old kiss. this is my favorite omg i can’t this is so beautiful. love this

A skeleton of a mother, and her baby, who both died during her pregnancy.

Skeleton of mother and baby, who both died during birth. My mother's mother died giving birth to her 8 th child so I guess her skeleton must look like this because the baby died inside of her. How very sad for my Mom to grow up without a mother.

Cemetery Iconography ~ clues carved in stone #headstone #tombstone #gravestone

Albany Rural Cemetery - a good guide to common cemetery symbols and what certain symbols on graves mean. I will never look at graves the same.

A little creepy that there are that many graves.       :0   :)

Jewish Cemetery in the centre of Prague, Czech Republic: the oldest cemetery in Europe. gravestones, but many more buried in the layers underneath. 11 cemeteries built on top of one another!

Theodore Roosevelt and his distinguished party

Theodore Roosevelt and his distinguished party

Mysterious Hanging Coffins of China. Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province. Hanging coffins is an ancient funeral custom found only in Asia. Some coffins are cantilevered out on wooden stakes while some lay on rock projections. The Wuyi Mountain coffins are the oldest; some are more than 3,750 years old.

Wuyi Mountain - The mysterious hanging coffins of China are located in the Fujian Province. It is an ancient Asian funeral custom. They are said to appear in the Chinese history, as early as in the Zhou Dynasty

taphophilia:  Scott Baldwin Crypt

* mausoleums that may make nice cottage homes* : Scott Baldwin Crypt

Death & Gravestone Symbolism

Death & Gravestone Symbolism from LifeInsuranceFinder.au takes an in-depth look at the most common signs and symbols used on gravestones around the world.

This does show a female and a child. It does look abandoned though.

This does show a female and a child. It does look abandoned though. Looks like ghosts to me, I would love to go there and take pictures.

The odd grave of Fernand Arbelot, musician and actor who lived from 1880-1942. His fondest wish in death was to continue to be able to see his wife Pere's face, whose head he holds for eternity. He is buried at Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.

{Grave} Fernand Arbelot - This is the tombstone of a musician and actor Fernand Arbelot, buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery. The tombstone shows him holding his wife’s face as he wished to gaze at her face for eternity.

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