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A Theory of Cemeteries

The Space of Death: A Study of Funerary Architecture, Decoration, and Urbanism by Michael Ragon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because I kept seeing it referenced in the bibliographies of books on cemetery history. The … Continue reading

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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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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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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: Communing with the Dead

by George V. Neville-Neil In 1998, I quit my job as a manager in a software firm and decided to bounce around Europe, a place I’d lived and worked in, but never really visited. I made my entrance to Europe … Continue reading

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