Memorials & Monuments
“A boast in stone” – (Anon)
This main topic focuses on all
subjects, but not limited to, topics
dealing with tombs, monuments,
memorials, grave markers of any
type from the past to the present.
As well as, famous monuments
from around the world. It also
includes a way to contact
monuments companies, that are
able to service you during your
time of planning or time of need.
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Tombs are among the most imposing
structures of the past. Many primitive
people built barrow (mounds) of earth,
rock, or timber for the dead.

Some Native Americans built mounds, the Egyptians built pyramids and elaborate
tombs. In ancient Greece and Rome tombs lined roads. Early Christians buried
their dead in catacombs.

As time went on the more money you had the more elaborate your tomb could be,
such as the Taj Mahal in India. Prominent people could be buried in abbeys and
churches. The bigger the better has often been the case.
;
.
.
Throughout the world tombs are national and
religious shrines. Notable tombs in the U.S., are
those of Ulysses S. Grant in New York, and
Abraham Lincoln in the Springfield, Illinois, and
the Tomb of the Unknowns in
Arlington
National Cemetery
.(see: National Cemeteries)
Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb
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Sarcophagi became another popular choice
of the elite with wonderful examples from
Tutankhamen, Egyptian pharaoh of the 14th
century B.C., Alexander the Great in Egypt,
and Napoleon I in Paris.
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