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Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? Grave Insights into Customs and Cultures

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

For aficionados of history, graveyards are not creepy settings for Halloween movies, but an opportunity to study human customs and cultural norms of the past and present. The way graves are adorned and the epitaphs they bear can give us information about one life, but can also encourage us to wonder about the people they commemorate and their cultures.