Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cemetery of the Week #101: the Medici Chapels

The Church of San Lorenzo Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Florence, Italy Founded: 1442 Number of interments: 40-some? Open: Daily from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. or from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last entry at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

The thing that drew me first to cemeteries was the artwork.  From the six-foot-tall limestone tree trunk in the graveyard near my parents’ house to the angels in Highgate Cemetery, I loved to see the sculpture best of all.  It … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #100: the Burial Complex of Qin Shi Huang

Museum of the Terracotta Warriors Lintong District, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China Founded: 246 BCE Size: 4 miles in circumference Number of interments: unknown Open: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Admission: RMB 150 (March 1-November 30); RMB 120 (December 1- February … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to be Famous After You’re Dead

Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Unlike the usual “how they died” encyclopedias, Rest in Pieces is an encyclopedia of “what happened to them after they died.” Lovejoy’s criteria … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #99: Santa Croce

The Basilica of Santa Croce Piazza Santa Croce 16 50122 Florence, Italy Telephone: +39 (0) 55 2466105 Consecrated: 1433 Open: Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays from 2 p.m. to 5. Closed New Year’s … Continue reading

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