More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones

Cemetery statuary, headstones, and crypts hold a special fascination for a lot of people. I often wonder what on earth was going through the minds of those who commissioned some of these grave markers? Why would anyone think the addition of creepy skulls and crossbones on the monument of their loved one’s final resting place would be a good thing? Rather macabre if you ask me. Whatever possessed them, I can’t help but be intrigued.

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones | Lis'Anne Harris

a deathbed of golden ferns by estruda

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Serbian minorty cemetary, near a small Hungarian town. by renegadeofpeace

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland USA by touch the flame

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned Pantheon of Revolutionaries Cemetery in Kerepesi. This grave marker was made by and for architect and sculptor Géza Maróti’s grave. by renegadeofpeace

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

the cemetery at the remuh synagogue in cracow by skarzynscy
The oldest Jewish cemetery in Cracow and one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 1535.
In 1959 the cemetery archaeological excavations took place, during which found hundreds of stone tombstones, 700 stelae and sarcophagi. The cemetery was renovated. In the inner part of the wall panels built into fragments of tombstones, creating the so-called. Wailing Wall. The oldest preserved tombstone is from 1552.

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned Pantheon of Revolutionaries Cemetery in Kerepesi. by renegadeofpeace

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Mountain View Cemetery, Marriottsville, Maryland USA by touch the flame

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned Pantheon of Revolutionaries Cemetery in Kerepesi. by renegadeofpeace

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Victorian cemetery in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England by estruda

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland USA by touch the flame

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned Pantheon of Revolutionaries Cemetery in Kerepesi. by renegadeofpeace

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Old Jewish graves at the cemetery at the Remuh Synagogue in Cracow, Poland by skarzynscy

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned Pantheon of Revolutionaries Cemetery in Kerepesi. by renegadeofpeace

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

The old ortodox cemetery in Plock (Poland) by su58

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Another very old Cemetery at Bishops Castle, Shropshire, by estruda

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Victorian cemetery in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England by estruda

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

New Jewish Cemetery in Wroclaw, Poland by OkeMani

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise – Paris by Tenebrae76

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

St. Catherine’s, Barton-Upon-Irwell, Lancashie, England by Estruda

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones| Lis'Anne Harris

Really old gravestones in Salem, Massachusetts by Anne

If you’re in the mood for some unique/amusing grave markers

 

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