- Cemeteries and Cemetery Symbols
Exploring the meaning of cemetery symbols and other graveyard mysteries. For genealogy sleuths, taphophiles and goth kids.
- Cemetery Iconography
Article by George G. Morgan.
- Emblems of Belief
Emblems shown on veterans gravestones and what church they belong to.
- Forgotten Faces: A Window into our Immigrant Past
Forgotten Faces is the first book and site to present collections of early 20th Century Photo-Ceramic Memorial Portraits on tombstones. It explores early memorial portraiture as an art form and as valued historical artifact. It presents the unique beauty of this funerary art as related to immigrant traditions at the turn of the 20th century.
- Headstone Abbreviations
- Kolel: Reb on the Web Archives
Why stones or pebbles are placed on Jewish tombstones.
- Monument Emblem Index
An index of images of some emblems engraved by stonecutters on headstones.
- Monument Typology and Grave Markers
- Mourning Matters
Educational & special programs dedicated to Victorian mourning.
- The Olive Tree Genealogy: Graven Images
Describes the symbolism of motifs on gravestones - from The Olive Tree.
- The Olive Tree Genealogy: Grave Symbols
Describes the symbolism of motifs on gravestones.
Thanatology and taphophile issues, cemetery, funeral industry and death related news.
- How to Read a Hebrew Tombstone
Information on reading Hebrew tombstones, including the Jewish calendar, numbers, common phrases, and special symbols.
- International Black Sheep Society / Grave Marker Acronyms
- Welsh Words and Phrases on Gravestones
- Why Do Jews Put Stones On Tombstones?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Headstones - Iconography and Symbolism
In looking through some old bookmarks in my browser, I re-discovered a list from Cyndislist that has a really great list of links to websites that discuss Iconography and Symbolism. This list can be found here http://www.cyndislist.com/cemetery.htm#Iconography. Rather then reinventing this list, a summary is here.