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26June2014* Shah-i Zinda

The Shah-i Zinda or ‘Tomb of the King’ is an ancient street with masterfully embellished mausoleums lining each side of the small cobblestone way. These tombs began to be constructed here after the reign of Timur in the fourteenth century. 160 more words


Tombs and The Tarot Sculpture Garden

So today we left our residence early this morning and drove to two sets of tombs. The first set was meh. It was cool and they gave us a tour and stuff but they smelt musty and there were bugs and it was creepy. 185 more words

A Second Helping of Dyserth: Early Churchyard Memorials

In a recent blog, I explored the Viking stone sculpture and later memorials within Dyserth church. Here, I return to report on my brief exploration of Dyserth’s extramural monuments. 317 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Quickies: New Tours, Videos, a Cannibal Corpse Bio, and A Fight With A Security Guard

Everything consumed from Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all decided to hit me today. All day. It was like the fucking perfect storm of hangovers. But it’s cool guys, I did it for ‘Murica. 248 more words


CD Review: Tombs - "Savage Gold"

This third album from the New Yorkers is strikingly different and still firmly in the same enthralling vein of its predecessors. Whereas “Winter Hours” and the… 373 more words


When We Leave

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in some monument but what is woven into the lives of others.” -Pericles

I visited two cemeteries in Athens; one new and one ancient. 138 more words