Recipes Etched on Gravestone for All Eternity

They say you can’t take it with you, but recipes do disappear when loved ones die. These families have found a novel way to record them for posterity.

#cemeteries, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #recipes, #tombs-and-tombstones

Ukraine’s Death Workers: ‘If You Take It All Close to Heart, You Go Mad’

The people toiling in Ukraine’s cemeteries and morgues bear a silent burden as they handle the war’s growing toll.

#cemeteries, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #lviv-ukraine, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Black Death: A Clue to Where the Plague Originated

By fishing shards of bacterial DNA from the teeth of bodies in a cemetery, researchers found the starting point for the plague that devastated Eurasia, they say.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bubonic-plague, #cemeteries, #epidemics, #history-academic-subject, #kyrgyzstan, #nature-journal, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry

DNA Can Identify Unknown Soldiers. It Also Reveals Old Mistakes.

With modern tools, the U.S. military is learning that some unidentified remains from 20th century battles are those of service members it thought were found and sent home long ago.

#bones, #cemeteries, #deaths-fatalities, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #lebanon-tenn, #missing-in-action, #tarawa-kiribati, #tests-medical, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #walker-edward-glen, #world-war-ii-1939-45

From the Graveside to the Front, Ukrainians Tell of Grim Endurance

Ukraine’s casualties in the war against Russia are a closely guarded secret. But those who have been in the trenches along the front line know how relentless the fight has become.

#cemeteries, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Demolishing City of the Dead Will Displace a Lively Quarter of Cairo

Cairo’s oldest cemetery is being razed, and thousands of families living amid the grand mausoleums face eviction. “You’re not at ease when you’re living. You’re not at ease even when you’re dead.”

#area-planning-and-renewal, #cemeteries, #egypt, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #politics-and-government, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #tombs-and-tombstones

Satellite images show what appears to be a growing mass grave near Mariupol.

#cemeteries, #civilian-casualties, #mariupol-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #satellites, #ukraine

Mass Graves Identified in Syria Could Hold Evidence of War Crimes

Two sites have been located, believed to hold thousands of bodies of Syrians killed in detention centers administered by President Bashar al-Assad’s government during the civil war.

#assad-bashar-al, #berlin-germany, #cemeteries, #civilian-casualties, #damascus-syria, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #germany, #middle-east, #politics-and-government, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ash Wednesday and the Hope It Offers

The pandemic has challenged any expectation that we can control our lives and be rescued from loss.

#cemeteries, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #internal-sub-only-nl, #prayers-and-prayer-books

You Can Take It With You, if the Grave Is Deep Enough

Sometimes apocryphal, often outrageous: stories of car lovers who were buried with their prized possessions.

#automobiles, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #cemeteries, #ferrari-spa, #funerals-and-memorials, #high-net-worth-individuals, #west-sandra-ilene

Highgate Cemetery: A City of the Dead That Inspires the Living

Highgate Cemetery is the final resting place for about 170,000 Londoners, among them the famous, the infamous and the ordinary. Since the start of the pandemic, its leafy pathways have taken on new meaning for some in the city.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #highgate-cemetery-london-england, #litvinenko-alexander-v, #london-england, #marx-karl, #tombs-and-tombstones

Rodin Bronze From Family Plot Is Heading to Auction

Experts criticize the decision to remove this grave site memorial and sell it privately. The family says it’s a way to provide safekeeping.

#auctions, #cemeteries, #merrill-elizabeth-musgrave-croswell-1853-1928, #rodin-auguste, #samuel-t-freemanco-freemans, #sculpture, #virginia

Military Project That Identified 355 Crew Members Who Died at Pearl Harbor EndsIt’s a

The remains of 355 sailors and Marines from the U.S.S. Oklahoma were identified using DNA and dental records, but 33 crew members could not be.

#cemeteries, #defense-department, #defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #hawaii, #missing-in-action, #nebraska, #pearl-harbor-hawaii, #research, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Burial Ground Under the Alamo Stirs a Texas Feud

Native Americans built the Alamo and hundreds of converts were buried there. Descendants are now fuming because Texas has rejected efforts to protect the site.

#alamo-san-antonio-tex, #cemeteries, #hernandez-raymond, #native-americans, #politics-and-government, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #united-states

Researchers Identify Dozens of Native Students Who Died at Nebraska School

Using digitized records and newspaper clippings, researchers pieced together the history of the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, a government-run institution that closed in 1934.

#archives-and-records, #cemeteries, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #deaths-fatalities, #genoa-neb, #genoa-us-indian-industrial-school, #native-americans

How the Resident of an N.Y.C. Cemetery Spends His Sundays

As the director of horticulture for Green-Wood Cemetery, Joe Charap gets to live in an 1876 caretaker’s house on the grounds.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #charap-joe, #content-type-personal-profile, #gardens-and-gardening, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites

Guantánamo Bay Cemetery Offers a View of the Base’s History

The U.S. military cemetery at Guantánamo Bay offers a history of the century-old base — minus the outpost’s war-on-terror mission.

#cemeteries, #deaths-fatalities, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #politics-and-government, #tombs-and-tombstones, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Dancing Among Tombs on a Moonlit Brooklyn Night: ‘It Feels So Alive’

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.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #mali-taylor, #tombs-and-tombstones

Excuse Her Dust: 54 Years Late, Dorothy Parker Finally Gets a Tombstone

The beloved author wrote many witty epitaphs but never suggested where her remains should end up. Her fans helped complete her ashes’ odyssey.

#books-and-literature, #bronx-nyc, #cemeteries, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #poetry-and-poets, #woodlawn-cemetery-bronx-ny

Search for Victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre Has Uncovered 27 Coffins

There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #oaklawn-cemetery, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Archaeologists Uncover Decapitated Bodies From Roman Britain

Technological advances, including DNA and tooth enamel analyses, allowed researchers to form new conclusions about capital punishment under Roman rule.

#agriculture-and-farming, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #cambridge-university-press, #capital-punishment, #cemeteries, #crime-and-criminals, #freedom-of-religion, #gosden-chris, #great-britain, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #research, #roman-civilization, #scotland, #skeletons

On Memorial Day, the Veterans Who Bury Their Own

The veterans who work at Calverton National Cemetery view their job as a sacred duty and final act of fellowship.

#afghanistan, #calverton-national-cemetery, #cemeteries, #funerals-and-memorials, #national-cemetery-administration, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

These Twins Lived Together. In Covid, They Died Together.

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.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #india, #twins

Make Time to Mourn

Though the pandemic has posed obstacles to funerals, delaying memorial services has also opened up unexpected opportunities for reflection and creativity.

#cemeteries, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Cemetery’s Big Secret: Lots of Weird Mushrooms

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is a treasure trove for amateur fungi hunters. Just don’t pick any.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #flowers-and-plants, #fungi, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #inaturalist-mobile-app, #mushrooms, #new-york-mycological-society, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

After Threats to Turn It Into a Toilet, a Confederate Monument Is Recovered

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.

#cemeteries, #chairs, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #davis-jefferson-f, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-daughters-of-the-confederacy

How the Yankees’ Luckiest Batboy Ended Up in an Unmarked Grave

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.

#baseball, #cemeteries, #chicago-white-sox, #mascots, #middle-village-queens-ny, #new-york-yankees, #roman-catholic-church

I Brought My Mother Home to Ireland

Near the lichen-mottled bottom of the family headstone, a single new line appears in the slate gray.

#cemeteries, #families-and-family-life, #galway-ireland, #ireland, #long-island-ny

Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide

Scuba divers are working to retrieve coffins from the sea, but many more are buried under the debris of the landslide.

#cemeteries, #italy, #landslides-and-mudslides

How Plagues Shape the Landscape

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.

#cemeteries, #ebola-virus, #epidemics, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #plague, #travel-and-vacations

The Most Popular Pet Name of the Century (Maybe)

A survey of tombstones from the oldest continually operating pet cemetery in the U.S. reveals a passion for “Princess.”

#cemeteries, #dogs, #hartsdale-ny, #pets, #your-feed-selfcare

How a Potter’s Field Became a Civil Rights Leader’s Resting Place

Relatives of Scott Green are among the hundreds of families who have buried their loved ones on New York City’s Hart Island.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #correction-department-nyc, #ernest-green, #green-family, #hart-island-bronx-ny, #human-resources-administration-nyc, #little-rock-ark, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #scott-green

Two Men Are Accused of Stealing Skulls From Florida Cemetery

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.

#brian-montalvo-tolentino, #cemeteries, #florida, #juan-burgos-lopez, #palo-mayombe, #polk-county-fla

The Haunting of Tulsa, Okla.

A recently unearthed mass grave may soon provide answers about what happened to victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Uncovering a Cemetery’s Lost Black History, Stone by Stone

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.

#black-people, #buck-elaine-1953, #cemeteries, #content-type-personal-profile, #genealogy, #hopewell-nj, #if-these-stones-could-talk-african-american-presence-in-the-hopewell-valley-sourland-mountain-and-surrounding-regions-of-new-jersey-book, #mills-beverly-1950, #museum-of-the-american-revolution, #museums, #research, #slavery-historical, #stoutsburg-cemetery-hopewell-nj, #stoutsburg-sourland-african-american-museum-hopewell-nj

How an Urban Beekeeper Spends His Sundays

Nick Hoefly tends to bees among the tombs of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Happy Halloween.

#astoria-queens-ny, #bees, #cemeteries, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #honey

Review: In a Cemetery, Music Lives

“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.

#cemeteries, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-of-classical-production-co, #dhegrae-lucy, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-chamber-players, #johnson-james-weldon, #lift-every-voice-and-sing-song, #music, #ousley-andrew

Halloween’s Not Canceled: Here’s How to Make It Spooky but Safe

Movies, podcasts, cemetery walks and more: Our guide to enjoying a socially distant fright fest.

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Mass Grave Unearthed in Tulsa During Search for Massacre Victims

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.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

My Brother Died and Reminded Me of These Life Lessons

I went home to celebrate Frederick’s glorious life and was forced to reflect on my own.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #louisiana, #segregation-and-desegregation

A Counter to Confederate Monuments, Black Cemeteries Tell a Fuller Story of the South

Many have fallen into disrepair, the victims of mismanagement, political strife or abandonment. Now there’s an effort to restore and protect them.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #columbia-sc, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #southern-states-us

A Pandemic-Appropriate Show Ends Its Run in a Newport Cemetery

Piotr Uklanski’s new paintings of Pre-Raphaelite muses closes with a private performance that conjures “Eyes Wide Shut” and Roy Orbison.

#2020-t-design, #art, #cemeteries, #uklanski-piotr

A Birthday at the Cemetery

All I could think about was how quickly the first 40 years of my life had flown by and how nothing was guaranteed ahead.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam

‘Our Role is to Reduce Their Grief’

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.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #iraq, #najaf-iraq, #nasiriya-iraq, #sistani-ali-al

The Massacre That Destroyed Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’

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.”

#black-people, #cemeteries, #forensic-science, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla

In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

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.

#cape-town-south-africa, #cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #south-africa

The Confederate Monuments We Shouldn’t Tear Down

Removing statues that glorify the Confederacy from public spaces is one thing. Our history is another.

#arlington-national-cemetery, #cemeteries, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #gettysburg-pa, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I See the Worst of Myself in Her’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#cemeteries, #dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

New Yorkers Are Backsliding on Social Distancing

Many are disregarding rules, prompting state officials to threaten to reinstate restrictions to guard against another wave of coronavirus infections.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #new-york-city, #weddings-and-engagements

Resisting Lockdown, Nicaragua Becomes a Place of Midnight Burials

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.

#cemeteries, #central-america, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #managua-nicaragua, #nicaragua, #ortega-daniel, #pan-american-health-organization, #pneumonia