Category Archives: Church burial

People buried in chapels, churches, cathedrals, mosques, synagogues, and other houses of worship.

Cemetery of the Week #173: the Crypt of Our Lady of the Angels

The Cathedral Mausoleum at Our Lady of the AngelsAlso known as the Crypt of the LA Cathedral or the Saint Vibiana Chapel MausoleumAddress: 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012Phone: 213-680-5200Dedicated: September 2002Number interred: 395, according to Findagrave Note: … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #168: the New Haven Crypt

The New Haven Crypt Center Church on the Green 250 Temple Street New Haven, Connecticut 06511 Founded: late 1600s Closed: 1821 Size: small Number of interments: an estimated 1,000 people are buried here Tours: can be scheduled at (203) 787-0121. Originally … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #151: The French Pantheon

The Pantheon Place du Pantheon 75005 Paris, France Telephone: 01 44 32 18 00 Pantheonizations began: 1791 Number of interments: Open: Every day, except January 1, May 1, and December 25 Homepage: http://www.monuments-nationaux.fr In 451, Attila the Hun threatened the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #148: Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia Basilica c/ Mallorca 401 08013 Barcelona, Spain Telephone: (34) 932 080 414 Founded: 1882 Number of Interments: 2 Open: The hours change on Holy Days and also according to the season. Entry is only available with a timed-entry … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: The Original Catacomb

On our last morning in Rome, Mason and I wandered around the Piazza Venezia, trying to find the Archaeobus that would take us out to the Appian Way. I was sick with a cold I’d picked up in the Vatican … Continue reading

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