Monday, May 9, 2016

Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

I love walking through cemeteries, wondering about the people buried there and the symbols on the tombstones. Atlas Obscura had a post a few years ago on Cemetery Symbolism. Here's their guide to the most prevalent cemetery symbols. Any you would add?


1 comment:

Karla Brandenburg said...

thanks for the post! I'm currently writing a book about a woman who loves cemeteries and writes epitaphs for grave markers. I learned a lot of this on a cemetery walk in my town, but there's always something different to learn! In our cemetery, there angels on the stones of children. They also showed us the "closed book" to go along with the open book. Their story on earth was ended.