Monthly Archives: July 2012

An introduction to graveyards in the West

Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West by Annette Stott My rating: 2 of 5 stars It’s rare for me to give a cemetery book such a low rating, but it’s rare for a cemetery book to contain so … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #68: Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument

Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument aka Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery aka Brigham Young Cemetery 140 First Avenue Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 Founded: 1848? Size: one acre Number of interments: 11 (although Findagrave lists 15 and other sites suggest there … Continue reading

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A Scholarly Look at the Christian Catacombs of Rome

The Christian Catacombs of Rome: History, Decoration, Inscriptions by Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai My rating: 3 of 5 stars I picked this one up in a gift shop in Rome after visiting the Catacombs of St. Sebastian on the Appian Way. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #67: the Catacomb of St. Sebastian

Catacombe di S. Sebastiano Via Appia Antica, 136 00179 Rome, Italy Telephone: 06 7850350 Founded: 1st century AD Size: Nearly 7 miles of tunnels Number of interments: none Open: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entrance is … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Old City Cemetery

M. Parfitt is an artist, writer, collector of exquisitely awful junk, keeper of hair, saver of broken dishes, and hoarder of yellowed newspaper clippings. You may find her wandering down a deserted alley, traipsing through an old cemetery, or peering … Continue reading

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