Category Archives: Cemetery essay

My thoughts in a longer form about graveyards and the challenges they face.

Death’s Garden: The Cult of Saints

by Tanya Monier It’s spring break of my senior year of high school and, for the second time, I am at the end of my pilgrimage. Mom let me drive down here after I swore I’d get back in time … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Pastrami in Paris

by Loren Rhoads Holding hands inside my coat pocket, Mason and I strolled through the Marais district and enjoyed the watery yellow sunshine. Paris in January was cold. We paused beside a worn brick wall to read the plaque bolted … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Mausoleum Walk

by Karen Kruse It was a gloomy afternoon with a gentle summer rain coming down. I had been doing research at a local library and stopped on the way home to pick up information regarding the history of Rosehill Cemetery … Continue reading

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Exhuming Corpses for Fun and Profit

by Paul Stansfield Whenever I tell someone that I’m an archaeologist, the typical response is something like, “Cool. I’ve always been interested in that.” Then when I describe a common site, their eyes invariably glaze over. I certainly understand it: … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: So Shall You Be

I wanted to do something special to celebrate my thirty-fifth birthday. Simply going to Prague seemed enough, until Mason read me a bit from the Cadogan City Guide: “The ossuary dates from 1511, when a half-blind monk began gathering together … Continue reading

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