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.

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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.”

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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.

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Josephine Baker Interred in French Panthéon

President Macron hails the American-born dancer and French resistance fighter as a symbol of unity in a time of sharp division.

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Tomb of the Unknowns Welcomes the Public for First Time in 73 Years

Since 1948, guards have kept tourists and other visitors away from the memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. For two days this month, they will be allowed to get close and place flowers at the tomb.

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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.

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Hallowed Changing of the Guard Gets an All-Female Cast at Arlington

For 84 years, Army soldiers have performed the changing of the guard at the tomb at Arlington National Cemetery. Last month, for the first time, it was carried out by three women.

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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.

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Send in the Bugs. The Michelangelos Need Cleaning.

Last fall, with the Medici Chapel in Florence operating on reduced hours because of Covid-19, scientists and restorers completed a secret experiment: They unleashed grime-eating bacteria on the artist’s masterpiece marbles.

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The Picassos of the American South

William Edmonson and other self-taught artists remind us of how genius somehow finds a way.

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Bronze Age Tomb in Spain Hints Women Helped Govern

A tomb unearthed in Spain has prompted archaeologists to reconsider assumptions about women’s power in Bronze Age European societies.

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Tomb of Joshua, Revered Prophet, Beckons Believers in Baghdad

No one knows for certain if Joshua, the Old Testament prophet, actually lived or where he might be buried. But for over 1,000 years, the sick and faithful have visited a Baghdad tomb said to be his.

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Archaeologists Find a Mummy With a Golden Tongue

The tongue, found at a temple on the outskirts of Alexandria, Egypt, was probably meant to help the deceased speak in the afterlife, experts said.

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How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper

Trawling ancient history with neural nets.

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DNA of ‘Irish Pharaoh’ Sheds Light on Ancient Tomb Builders

In one of Europe’s most impressive Stone Age burial mounds, researchers found evidence of brother-sister incest that suggests the existence of a ruling elite.

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When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

Recent research highlights the power of the canine nose to uncover buried remains from ancient human history.

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