Category Archives: Famous person’s grave

Gravesites of well-known people, whether contained in a cemetery or alone on their own property.

Death’s Garden: Paris’s Secret Cemetery

by Erika Mailman I’m not sure when it first dawned on me to wonder what happened to the corpses of all the people guillotined during the French Revolution. It seemed unlikely authorities would permit families to take the bodies home … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Lenin’s Mausoleum

by Melodie Bolt In January 1988, I stood in Red Square with thirty American college students watching Lenin’s Honor Guard change. The replacement soldiers exited the Kremlin gate and moved parallel to the Kremlin wall. The duo marched in long … Continue reading

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Photo Guide to the Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery by Rebecca Boggs Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, this book made me want to visit this cemetery. I picked the book up in Washington DC, but didn’t get a chance to read it until … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #152: Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 Founded: 1790 Size: 35 acres Number of Interments: 67,000 burials and more than 14,000 stones Open: Daily from dawn to dusk. Free tours are available on Saturdays at 11 AM from … 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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