Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cemetery of the Week #20: Napoleon’s Tomb

Napoleon’s Tomb Hôtel National des Invalides Esplanade des Invalides 129 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris, France Telephone: 1 44 42 38 77 Tomb completed: 1861 Number of burials, some of them partial: approximately 20 Open: Every day at 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #19: The Paris Municipal Ossuary

Catacombes de Paris/Paris Municipal Ossuary 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy 75014 Paris, France Telephone: 01 43 22 47 63 Established: 1780s Size: About a mile of tunnels is open to viewing Number of skeletons: Approximately six million Open: 10 … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

This tiny little lamb is sacred to the memory of a boy who died at the age of one year, eight months, and eight days old. Figuring the length of a life to the day was common in the later … Continue reading

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Guidebook to Boston’s Burying Grounds

Preachers, Patriots & Plain Folks: Boston’s Burying Ground Guide to King’s Chapel, Granary and Central Cemeteries by Charles Chauncey Wells My rating: 3 of 5 stars This useful guide to touring the colonial burying grounds of downtown Boston explains the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #18: King’s Chapel Burying Ground

King’s Chapel Burying Ground 58 Tremont Street Boston, Massachusetts 02108 Telephone: (617) 523-1749 Established: Approximately 1630. Burials ceased around 1796. Number of Interments: Maybe as many of 1500 Size: Less than half an acre Open: Daily 10 a.m. – 4 … Continue reading

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