Category Archives: Church burial

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

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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Cemetery of the Week #123: Stoke Poges Churchyard

St. Giles Church Church Lanes Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4NZ, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 1753 642331 Founded: circa 1086 Size: 3 acres Number of interments: unknown Open: St. Giles’ Church is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Legend … Continue reading

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