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Buried History: Haunting Photos of Boston's Historic Cemeteries

The Lineup | Posted 12.04.2015 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Boston Public Library / Flickr By Adam Karlin In 15 years, the city of Boston celebrates her 400th birthday. By American standards, she's a...

Remains of the Day

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 10.21.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

For more than two thousand years, some people, inspired perhaps by Diogenes the Cynic (ca. 412-323 B.C.E.), have made fun of burial practices and monuments.

Here Lies My Thoughts (or: The Sociology of Cemeteries)

Galanty Miller | Posted 09.10.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I like to take a walk in the morning. It's very relaxing. No music, no audiobooks, no distractions -- just me and a dozen or so government drones circling above. Lately, my walks have taken me through a nearby cemetery.

The Historic Cemetery Where Black Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Rests In Eternal Peace

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

With all the recent talk of the Confederate flag, it seems appropriate to highlight one of the many overlooked places that are sources of real Southern pride and heritage -- particularly that which is black and Southern.

Hawaii Governor Approves Traditional Hawaiian Burial Practices

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion

HONOLULU (AP) -- The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is...

A Visit to an American War Cemetery Near Paris

Michael Schuermann | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

This American War Cemetery is unusual, perhaps unique, inasmuch as it unites soldiers from different battles and theaters of war who were brought to Paris to receive treatment in one of her many hospitals. They are lying here, side by side, on a hillside above Paris, in some corner of a foreign field that will forever be America.

Native Hawaiians Want To Bring Back Environmentally Friendly Burial Practices

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) -- A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly ...

The Cemetery

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Rambling around narrow walkways, I say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, Tootsie's parents, some Rothschilds and all the senior Levins -- plus, sadly, by now, a few of my own contemporaries. It's a place where I feel oddly at home.

What to Do With Our Bodies After We Die

Katrina Spade | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Katrina Spade

The Urban Death Project is developing a new option which may appeal to those among us who want to minimize environmental harm and give something back to the earth when we die.

Historic Cemeteries, as Seen on Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This might seem a little odd, but old and historic cemeteries are actually one of my favorite places to visit.

World's Most Beautiful Cemeteries (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.14.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

A self-proclaimed tadophile--someone fascinated by death and cemeteries--Loren Rhoads has documented more than 150 sites for her blog CemeteryTravel.c...

California Cemeteries Find New Ways To Cope With Ongoing Drought

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought. Ways to ...

LOOK: A Fashionable Final Resting Place...For Lesbians Only

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BERLIN (AP) — A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated this weekend in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital. A 400-squa...

Armistice Day, Ieper and the Last Post

Susan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Susan Kraus

On November 11th, 2013, the Last Post ceremony will have been conducted 29,394 times. Every cemetery has a story, as does every cross. And while it sounds like it would be terrifically depressing to visit, it isn't. It's a privilege to be allowed to bear witness.

LOOK: Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Cemeteries | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

ow does nature overtake a cemetery? Maybe the last living members of the group in charge die, or the families with relatives buried there move away...

Top 10 Fascinating Cemeteries

Cheapflights | Posted 12.14.2013 | Travel

For the most part they are places where family and friends can remember lost loved ones, but some cemeteries move from simply being places of remembra...

Celebrating All Saints Day in the Philippines

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Both Halloween and its temporal neighbor, All Saints Day, have their roots in age old Christian mythology, but they're celebrated in different countries with very different traditions.

How One Woman Tends The Graves Of African-American Veterans

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

She rakes dead grass off the grave with the three names and one inscription: Forever in Our Hearts. The woman in work gloves and white sun hat picks up the dead grass and stuffs her plastic bag full for another trip to the ravine down the hill. She'll be back this week with her John Deere riding mower to navigate through the buttercupped rows at Annapolis' African-American burial ground.

Celebrating Memorial (Decoration) Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.25.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I wish the entire United States could have a Memorial Day celebration similar to the ones of old, when we forgot our problems, our differences that separate us, and just enjoyed each other's company. Is that too much to wish for?

Stone Age Burial Site Shows Culture's Surprising Gender Divide

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/07/2013 09:01 AM EST on LiveScience Archaeologists have uncovered 20 Stone-Age skeletons in ...

PHOTOS: New Orleans' Famed Cemeteries

Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel

If you're in New Orleans for the Super Bowl this weekend (or thereafter for Mardi Gras), it's worth stopping at some of the city's famed cemeteries wh...

WATCH: Savannah, Georgia Cemetery Tours

Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel

Cities across the U.S. are gearing up their cemetery tours and haunted lore in honor of the 31st of this month. Savannah, Georgia is different, tho...

Remembered Forever

Amy Koplow | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Amy Koplow

In less than a week, the Jewish new year begins with the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. As Jews look both forward and back, it is customary to visit the graves of our loved ones. We recall friends and family who shaped out lives, loved and nurtured us.

Cemeteries A Resting Place For The Dead, Natural Gas

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Loved ones aren't the only thing buried in the 122-year-old Lowellville Cemetery in eastern Ohio. Deep underground, locked in a...

PHOTOS: War Cemeteries In Europe

Posted 06.06.2012 | Travel

Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy 68 years ago today. To commemorate those who died in the massive conflagration that ensued, a massive ce...