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Sculpture 30: risen

Angels in St Edmunds churchyard, Crickhowell, Powys

Angelic figures are popularly represented on tombstones, no doubt because of the Gospel accounts describing such a figure appearing at Jesus’ tomb after the Resurrection. 81 more words


Pulpit Sunday, St Nicholas, Bringhurst, Leicestershire

 We visited the lovely church of St Nicholas in Bringhurst in Leicestershire a couple of weeks ago, to see the lovely Norman arches.  The pulpit is quite plain and suits the arches.   23 more words


Undead Graveyards?

In archaeological discussions, the date-range for cemeteries and churchyards is often taken from the memorials or dated graves. When these run out, the site is presumed to be abandoned. 932 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

What is the Collective Noun for "Gravestone"?

What is the collective noun for gravestone?

‘A cemetery?’, I hear you suggest. Still not the same thing.

‘A burial ground, a churchyard, a row, a plot?’, all along the same lines as ‘cemetery’ 1,205 more words

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