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5 of the Oldest Cemeteries in the World

We can’t know for sure when our ancestors began to intentionally bury the dead, but archaeological findings and the belief of many scholars do take us back some 100,000 years if we want to make an...

The History of Headstones & Burials

With modern human civilisation dating back some 300,000 years it’s easy to steer our imagination into overdrive when thinking back on how life may have been. How did we live? What did family life...

New ‘Google Maps for Graves’ Project to Snap Millions of Headstones for Public Database

A new 'Google Maps for Graves' project will see Atlantic Geomatics surveying company pay a visit to the Church of England’s 19,000 graveyards to make every final resting place freely available to...

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How Does Granite Get its Colour?

How Does Granite Get its Colour?

As arguably the most popular stone material used to make memorials it’s common for people to ask themselves "how does granite get its colour?". One thing that leaves many memorial buyers perplexed as well as amazed is the fact that granite memorials are available in a...

The Ultimate A-to-Z Guide to Funeral Jargon

The Ultimate A-to-Z Guide to Funeral Jargon

Organising a funeral is difficult enough without the added frustration and confusion of trying to understand the complicated funeral jargon that is used by funeral homes, cemeteries, memorial masons, family solicitors, medical experts and the like. From the moment a...

A Guide to Grave Settling

A Guide to Grave Settling

Have you ever wondered why graves sink? Once a funeral is over and a loved one has been laid to rest, attention tends to turn to the headstone - this is natural as you no doubt feel it’s important to honour their life with a meaningful memorial. You may believe that...

Who Can Put a Headstone on a Grave?

Who Can Put a Headstone on a Grave?

There are many things to consider when organising a funeral. Doing so while trying to grieve can make things incredibly difficult and stressful for some, while others appreciate being kept busy and productive during this period with something that occupies their time....

5 of the Oldest Cemeteries in the World

5 of the Oldest Cemeteries in the World

We can’t know for sure when our ancestors began to intentionally bury the dead, but archaeological findings and the belief of many scholars do take us back some 100,000 years if we want to make an attempt at pinpointing what we believe to be the earliest known...

The History of Headstones & Burials

The History of Headstones & Burials

With modern human civilisation dating back some 300,000 years it’s easy to steer our imagination into overdrive when thinking back on how life may have been. How did we live? What did family life consist of? How did we communicate before modern languages? What made us...

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