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Cemetery Symbolism (And Their Meanings)

meaning of gravestone symbols

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Cemeteries can be an incredibly rich source of information for your family history research, and just one of the places where you can collect your dead relatives. Whether you are there for research or just to visit, cemeteries can also be incredibly beautiful, with meaning built into the landscape. Atlas Obscura spent time uncovering the meanings behind some of the most common gravesite symbols, which they compiled into the above infographic. This cemetery symbolism information may not only make you sound quite clever with your graveyard strolling companions, but now you will actually know what that dove or snapped rose means.

The original graphic was created by Michelle Enemark. If you like her work, you can follow her here on Twitter.

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