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 your 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.
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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)
A. Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb
B. Lincoln Memorial
(photo B. courtesy of
Presidentsusa.net)
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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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