Explore Arundel Castle, Memento Mori, and more!

Arundel4

Edward IV’s Will of 1475: “Bury Me Low in the Ground, with the Figure of Death”

One of the most macabre practices of the later Middle Ages (ca. to century) was the Transi Tomb. This English example was erected for John de Arundel or FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel (d.

The home of the Knights Templar. Temple Church was constructed in the 12th century by the Knights Templar – a powerful order of crusading monks. The building was originally used for Templar initiation ceremonies, and today, visitors can see marble effigies of medieval knights buried on the grounds.

See the home of the Knights Templar. Temple Church was constructed in the century by the Knights Templar – a powerful order of crusading monks made famous by Dan Brown in The Da Vinci Code. The building was originally used for Templar initiation cere

Death & Gravestone Symbolism

Death & Gravestone Symbolism from LifeInsuranceFinder.au takes an in-depth look at the most common signs and symbols used on gravestones around the world.

Listed as the "Bones Church, Evora, Portugal." Stacked creatively from floor to ceiling with human bones.

Listed as the "Bones Church, Evora, Portugal." Stacked creatively from floor to ceiling with human bones. A capela dos ossos em Évora, Portugal.

The "Transi de René de Chalons" by Ligier Richier, in the church of Saint Etienne in Bar-le-Duc, France. @1557.  Cadaver tomb.

"Transi de René de Chalon," Ligier Richier, I know some may find this gruesome, and it is, but there's images of Jesus nailed to a cross & no one blinks an eye. Transi de René de Chalon is an "example of how transient earthly glory is.

The Valley of the Dead – Naples Fontanelle Cemetery

The Valley of the Dead – Naples Fontanelle Cemetery, province of Naples, Campania

Vivian Mae Allison (1894-1899) is buried in the Connersville City Cemetery in Connersville, Indiana. Inside is tiny dolls and furniture, and on the roof sits tokens from recent visitors.

The dollhouse grave marker of Vivian Mae Allison in the Connersville City Cemetery in Connersville, Indiana. I have always loved this headstone and I have often wondered about the story behind it.

The lid of Constantine's sarcophagus now forms part of the grave of Robert the Bruce in Dunfermline Abbey. Description from diggingsonline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Grave Marker- Robert Bruce, King of Scots His body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey, while his heart was interred in Melrose Abbey.

Pinterest
Search