Neatorama Posts Tagged "cemetery"
John W. Jones: The Runaway Slave Who Buried Nearly 3000 Confederate Soldiers...

In 1844, John W. Jones escaped a plantation in Vir...  ...tion, and became a sexton caring for his church's cemetery . Jones worked with the Underground Railroad, help...

http://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/25/John-W-Jones-The-Runaway-Slave-Who-Buried-Nearly-3000-Confederate-Soldiers/
The Grim History Hidden Under a Baltimore Parking Lot...

In 1852, Laurel Cemetery opened on the outskirts of Baltimore as an Africa...  ...the outskirts of Baltimore as an African-American cemetery that offered "an undisturbed resting place for al...  ...luding 240 Civil War veterans. But over time, the cemetery company couldn't maint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/31/The-Grim-History-Hidden-Under-a-Baltimore-Parking-Lot/
The Vampires of Drawsko, Poland...

Belief in the ability of the dead to rise up and v...  ...Eastern Europe. An archeological excavation of a cemetery in Drawsko, Poland, reveals some of the lengths t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/29/The-Vampires-of-Drawsko-Poland/
Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl...

We've read about how San Francisco city officials had all the city's dead moved to Colma in 1914 in order to reclaim the valuable land taken up by cemeteries. As methodical as they were, the project was massive, and mist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/18/Searching-for-the-Identity-of-San-Franciscos-Mysterious-Mummified-Girl/
The Lanterns of the Dead...

The city of Paris did not install street lanterns...  ...or so survive to this day. Why was a lantern in a cemetery deemed more important than lanterns in city stree...  ...t know the original purpose for the lights, these cemetery towers are sure interesting. Read more about the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/03/The-Lanterns-of-the-Dead/
10 Facts About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

If you've been to Arlington National Cemetery , you've probably been impressed by the Tomb of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/29/10-Facts-About-the-Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier/
The Witty Epitaphs of Key West Cemetery

Key West, Florida, has long been the home of quirk...  ...or is reflected even in gravestones. The Key West Cemetery is famous for its many one-liners, some with back...  ...'s just one of many witty one-liners found at the cemetery , some with pictures, that you'll find at Amusing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/05/The-Witty-Epitaphs-of-Key-West-Cemetery/
28 Headstones That Defied Expectations...

The traditional headstone is a bit less wide than...  ...ent and distinctive that they dominate the entire cemetery , and maybe even draw tourists. A list at Atlas Ob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/15/28-Headstones-That-Defied-Expectations/
The Town of The Dead...

In 1900, the city of San Francisco decided not to bury any more dead people in the city limits. In 1914, they decided to move the existing cemeteries, which meant digging up thousands of remains. All San Francisco reside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/28/The-Town-of-The-Dead/
The Game of Thrones Graveyard...

This is only for fans of the TV show Game of Thrones who are current on the series, because it contains spoilers. If there’s one thing that ties the various episodes, seasons, and kingdoms of Game of Thrones togeth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/28/The-Game-of-Thrones-Graveyard/




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