At a fund-raiser for Green-Wood Cemetery, guests danced and watched performances at the landmark burial ground. The pandemic seemed both near and far away.
The beloved author wrote many witty epitaphs but never suggested where her remains should end up. Her fans helped complete her ashes’ odyssey.
There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.
Technological advances, including DNA and tooth enamel analyses, allowed researchers to form new conclusions about capital punishment under Roman rule.
The veterans who work at Calverton National Cemetery view their job as a sacred duty and final act of fellowship.
The story of Joefred and Ralfred Gregory has resonated widely as India suffered the most virus deaths in a single day of any country during the pandemic.
Though the pandemic has posed obstacles to funerals, delaying memorial services has also opened up unexpected opportunities for reflection and creativity.
Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is a treasure trove for amateur fungi hunters. Just don’t pick any.
A stone chair dedicated to Jefferson Davis has been returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy after a group calling itself White Lies Matter claimed to have stolen it.
Eddie Bennett earned fame in the dugouts of the Major Leagues. He had almost slipped from memory when New Yorkers teamed up to honor his short, dramatic life.
Near the lichen-mottled bottom of the family headstone, a single new line appears in the slate gray.
Scuba divers are working to retrieve coffins from the sea, but many more are buried under the debris of the landslide.
From cholera to AIDS, epidemics have given rise to landmarks around the world, be they sculptures, churches or feats of engineering. In this dire moment, their histories resonate.
A survey of tombstones from the oldest continually operating pet cemetery in the U.S. reveals a passion for “Princess.”
Relatives of Scott Green are among the hundreds of families who have buried their loved ones on New York City’s Hart Island.
The men said that they took the skulls to use in religious practices of Palo Mayombe, an African-Caribbean religion related to Santeria, according to the authorities.
A recently unearthed mass grave may soon provide answers about what happened to victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Sourland Mountain, a once-isolated region in New Jersey, has long inspired tall tales. Two local women turned “history detectives” have been trying to recover its true story.
Nick Hoefly tends to bees among the tombs of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Happy Halloween.
“To America,” a musical walking tour of Green-Wood Cemetery, is one of the few opportunities to experience live performance in New York this fall.
Movies, podcasts, cemetery walks and more: Our guide to enjoying a socially distant fright fest.
An excavation found 11 coffins in Oaklawn Cemetery, but painstaking work will be required to identify whether the remains are from Black victims of the 1921 race massacre.
I went home to celebrate Frederick’s glorious life and was forced to reflect on my own.
Many have fallen into disrepair, the victims of mismanagement, political strife or abandonment. Now there’s an effort to restore and protect them.
Piotr Uklanski’s new paintings of Pre-Raphaelite muses closes with a private performance that conjures “Eyes Wide Shut” and Roy Orbison.
All I could think about was how quickly the first 40 years of my life had flown by and how nothing was guaranteed ahead.
None of Iraq’s existing graveyards wanted the bodies of Covid-19 patients. So Shiite leaders created a burial ground for them that is also open to Sunnis and Christians.
In 1921, the city of Tulsa erupted in a spasm of hate and fire that destroyed its prosperous Black district. A century later, excavators are uncovering a “crime scene.”
Restrictions on travel have disrupted a deeply important cultural practice for many Black residents in Cape Town: returning the body for burial hundreds of miles home in the Eastern Cape province.
Removing statues that glorify the Confederacy from public spaces is one thing. Our history is another.
Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.
Many are disregarding rules, prompting state officials to threaten to reinstate restrictions to guard against another wave of coronavirus infections.
The country is one of the last to reject the strict measures introduced globally to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Families say they are paying the price.
Zoom calls and socially distant food drives have replaced family gatherings and community prayers.
As warm weather beckons, New York City residents are slowly venturing back outdoors. We suggest some spots families can enjoy while staying safe.
For many immigrant families, the pandemic has halted the tradition of repatriating bodies to their country of origin, and finding a plot in France has become ever more difficult.
Bodies are being stacked in trucks and gravediggers are working around the clock as the coronavirus crisis overwhelms New York’s system for burying the dead.
The coronavirus hasn’t just caused misery in New York City — it has also reminded many of the suffering that was already there.
Ecuador took early aggressive measures to stop the coronavirus, but ended up becoming an epicenter of the pandemic in Latin America. How? We revisit the first confirmed case and what led to the disease’s spread.
Graveside military honors are halted. Virtual memorials are common. And some cemeteries are asking the few people allowed at burials to bring their own shovels.