A replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” sits in the Great Mausoleum, though in stained glass, and a full-scale replica of Michelangelo’s sculpture David stands outdoors in a plaza, although in bronze.
A historically significant graveyard containing 1,500 bodies has been discovered at a redevelopment site in Osaka’s Kita Ward.
Historically, the island — the world’s largest tax-funded cemetery — has operated under the purview of the Department of Corrections, which pays Rikers Island inmates $1 an hour to handle the area’s many bodies.
199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die by Loren Rhoads chronicles the unexpected art and beauty of burial grounds around the world.
The architects of our great landmarks are often buried beneath the humblest of tombstones, or have no marker at all.
While American military cemeteries may look uniform with their rows of cross-adorned tombs, look closer and you’ll find Wiccan Pentacles, Atheist Atoms, and the Hammer of Thor.
When a forgotten graveyard was unearthed at a Philadelphia construction site, no city agency would step in. The Mütter Institute came to the rescue, but now it needs the public’s help.
A crowdfunding campaign is rallying support from Vincent van Gogh fans to preserve and protect the painter’s grave in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
The Tiffany-designed 1914 Swan Memorial in the Bronx’s Woodlawn Cemetery is being restored after over a century of deterioration in the open air.
Aaron Asis has strung fuchsia parachute cord through the chapel at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery as part of a series of interventions at the burial ground.
The curving boardwalk of the new park at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is respectfully raised above the earth where the remains of unknown sailors may still be interred.
The unmarked grave of 19th-century artist Thomas Crawford will soon be commemorated with the installation of one of his own sculptures at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.