This article is part of a series on How Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Is Reinventing Itself. It is based on an interview with Ross Mitchell, Executive Director of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Stoneangels: You said death was more common in the 1800s? Ross Mitchell: The life span was much shorter back then. And […]
The idea of burying two bodies in one grave may seem taboo here in the US, but it has finally gained political approval in the UK where burial space is increasingly limited.
The internet has all kinds of bizarre sites on death. For instance, The Death Clock, an internet site that will tell you how long you have left, down to the second. Of course, it’s all in good humor based on averages – type in your age, sex, outlook on life, BMI, and whether or not […]
A new study by Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania reports that people who have lost a spouse within the last 30 days are significantly more likely to die. The study followed more than 518,000 couples older than 65.
On walking through just about any cemetery established after 1850, one is likely to see sensual female figures, carved, or rather released, from a variety of material – granite, marble, bronze. This is principally true in France and England, the birthplaces of “garden cemeteries.” For the uninitiated, garden cemeteries are essentially outdoor sculpture gardens, conceived […]