The art and architecture styles that comprise any cemetery can visually describe its culture in various aspects. The inscriptions and images on tombstones, monuments, and other objects indicate a society’s general outlook on death, its prevailing religions or secularization, gender roles, and other social stratification such as race and ethnicity. This photographic presentation looks at how funerary art and architecture evince the values and trends of cemetery occupants and their contemporaneous society, from ancient faraway burials to modern local customs.
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