Monthly Archives: May 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Red

Founded in 1857, Ann Arbor’s Forest Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of Michigan pioneers, politicians, UM professors, and football coaches Fielding H. Yost and Bo Schembechler.  The lovely old garden-style cemetery is stuffed full of fascinating one-of-a-kind sculpture … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about Skulls and Skeletons

Skulls and Skeletons: Human Bone Collections and Accumulations by Christine Quigley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was waiting for someone to pull all this information together into one place! Quigley’s introductory chapter collects all the statistics about the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #15: The Capuchin Catacomb of Rome

The Capuchin Catacomb of Rome Chiesa di Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini Via Vittorio Veneto, 27 Rome, Italy 00187 Telephone: 06/4871185 Decorations completed: 1764 Number of skeletons used to decorate the chapels: 4000 Size: 6 small rooms Open: 9-noon, … Continue reading

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A cemetery book for kids?

Corpses, Coffins and Crypts: A History Of Burial by Penny Colman My rating: 3 of 5 stars Although this book is a Junior Library Guild Selection—meaning that the text is written at a level suitable for children—the chapter headings seemed … Continue reading

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One of the best field guides to dead folk

Stairway to Heaven: The Final Resting Places of Rock’s Legends by J.D. Reed My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yet another beautifully illustrated collection of photos of famous people’s graves, this one focuses on predominantly American musicians of the late … Continue reading

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