Natchez - Rosalie Beekman was 7 yrs old when the Union gunboat U.S.S. Essex bombarded Natchez on Sept. 2, 1862. Her parents operated a businesses on Silver Street Under-the-Hill when Natchez came under bombardment. As the family ran to flee the bombardment, Rosalie was hit & fell to the ground. When her father called for her to get up and run she replied, “I can’t Papa, I’m killed.” She died the following day, & became the only person to die from hostile action in Natchez during the Civil War.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda lay peacefully at rest in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland. In recent years a handful of visitors might wander through the cemetery looking for the grave of the cemetery’s most famous resident every week but since the movie, The Great Gatsby was released on May 10, 2013, more and more people are searching out the grave of the celebrated American writer.
Ancient horses and Chariot unearthed. Photograph by Zhang Xiaoli, Xinhua To protect it from drying out, a worker sprays water onto a millennia-old chariot recently unearthed in the city of Luoyang (map) in central China. Overall, 5 chariots and 12 horse skeletons were found in the tomb pit, according to China's state-sponsored Xinhua news service. Archaeologists believe the tomb was dug as part of the funeral rites of a minister or other nobleman during the Eastern Zhou dynasty period.
“In some types of Christianity, yew is planted around graveyards not only to remind visitors of eternal life but to keep the dead from wandering from their graves before Judgment Day. Some Norse Pagans believed that precisely because yew stood between two worlds, it could trap unwary souls inside itself. Burning yew as an incense is still a traditional means for raising the dead and thus in a sense, entrapping them.”
Old Calton Graveyard BEST VIEWED LARGE! Anytime i go into Edinburgh with my camera, i'm always drawn to the old graveyards and their macabre headstones. I lose myself for hours wandering around reading the inscriptions and imagining the lives of the people below me. I've photographed this particular one many times and i love the old carvings on it and that it has been here in this spot for over 350 years. I wonder at the tragic story this stone tells of two sons lost in the same year. ...