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Cemetery of the Week #81: the Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground 1450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 Phone: 617-349-4890 Founded: 1635 Size: 2.5 acres Number of interments: Unknown. More than 1200 known graves. Open: dawn to dusk The sign on the fence reads: “Old Burying Ground. Burial place … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Death’s Head

Originally, the Puritans in America forbade any decoration on their gravestones.  The earliest markers that still exist show only names and occasionally the death date.  Later, the prohibition eased to the point that ornamentation on gravestones were okay, as long … Continue reading

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