Friday, September 18, 2009

More on Gravestone Symbolism

I received a surprisingly strong email response to Tuesday's MHS Blog entry on gravestone symbolism.

For another extensive list of gravestone symbols and their meaning: Click Here.

That list, unfortunately, has only a few photographs but the written descriptions are clear enough.

For the very informative "Cemeteries and Cemetery Symbolism" blog with a great many photographs scattered throughout: Click Here.

For a page from that blog devoted to Masonic symbolism: Click Here.

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones.

To visit its web site: Click Here.

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