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Saunders, Nicholas J. Alexander’s Tomb.

NY: Basic Books, 2006.

Subtitled “The Two Thousand Year Obsession to Find the Lost Conqueror,” this is a semi-academic (lots of footnotes, lengthy bibliography) but also very readable account of what we… 242 more words


22 - Auroral in the English Countryside

“When you love a man, your entire world tends to revolve around him. For example, you keep thinking about the way he smiles at you when you open your eyes in the morning, like he’d been waiting for you to wake up. 5,004 more words


North Carolina's historic cemeteries became Wall Street traded commodities, now financial trouble looms *EXCLUSIVE*

How do you turn a profit off a cemetery? That is the question now facing a financially troubled international firm owning 19 of North Carolina’s once community run cemeteries, including the large historic Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh and York Memorial in Charlotte. 4,014 more words

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Hear Burial brighten up Mønic’s Deep Summer

3D future dub taking in breath intake, crackles of old 78s, ghostly-beautiful chanting, and those always eerie-sounding windchimes. This rather interesting, steadily encircling, and slightly more charmingly fine-drawn Burial rework of Mønic’s ‘Mezzanine’ like, unsettling ambient-chiller Deep Summer, is an altogether dreamlike and not entirely fathomable piece of music indeed. 86 more words


Cultural Differences - Tombstones and Cemetries: Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

The Royal Stupas in Phnom Penn are typical of stupas throughout Asia. Buddah set out the design which they all follow – The body is cremated and the relics, often divided in four and placed in four different places. 458 more words

Irene Waters

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory

When I worked in the ICU, I saw my fair share of people die. It was there that my fascination with death and the transference of energy was sparked. 294 more words

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