DEATH MASKS: Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Clarke County, Alabama is in the National Register of Historic Places due to the headstones that tend to stare right back at you. Isaac Nettles praised them as his Death Masks. He cast the faces of people before they died and stored them to create a unique grave marking upon the person’s passing. While most have fallen victim to vandals, the greatest of his works, the triple headed memorial, still stands, molded from the faces his wife and daughters.
Tomb slab of Sir Edward Golding and Elizabeth Fleming who drowned in the River Boyne in the 16th century. Their spirits are said to haunt the area nearby the accident. Located at the rear of St Peter’s Church in Drogheda, Ireland.
Kentucky family cemeteries, for the most part, are abandoned, according to a Kentucky Task Force report on the Preservation of Kentucky Cemeteries, 2001. This report states that out of 2,157 private family burial grounds surveyed, 95% were found to be abandoned.
mariadoroteaj: One of the oldest gravestones to be found in a churchyard. Below the skull carving are the words “memento more” which are usually written as Momento Mori. Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning “Be mindful of death” and may be translated as “Remember that you are mortal,”.