Scenes from historic Greenwood Cemetery. This cemetery, located in Brooklyn New York, was one of America’s first rural cemeteries. At a time in America when most people were buried in the graveyard of the town church, this was an early independent cemetery. At the begining no one wanted to be buried there. The Brooklyn bridge wasn’t built yet so it was difficult to cross the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn with bodies on boats. Many times they would fall off into the river. After the completion of the bridge, however, Greenwood became the place to be buried. Founded in 1838, by 1860 Greenwood was attracting 500,000 tourists a year-as much as Niagra Falls in the same period. People had picnics,took carriage rides though the beautiful gardens while also admiring the incredible statues and art. Today this cemetery is a historic and beautiful glimpse of yesterday.
Brooklyn New York 1/28/17
John Glenn lies in repose in the rotunda of the Ohio state capitol in Columbus Friday, December 16. The astronaut will have a public memorial Saturday at
Ohio State University before burial at Arlington National Cemetery early next week.
It’s early evening in Friendship Cemetery, the local graveyard in Columbus, Miss. The white tombstones are coated with that yellow glow you only see right before dusk.
Students from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science are spread out among the gravestones. They’re dressed up in costumes: A tall brunette is wearing a dark maroon dress her grandmother made. A young man wears a top hat and leans on a walking cane.
Tonight is the final dress rehearsal for Tales From The Crypt — a rite of passage for students at this school that’s now in it’s 25th year. Summar McGee, 16, and her classmates are telling the stories of the people buried in this cemetery. A journey they started back in September, in Chuck Yarborough’s U.S. history class.
Yarborough’s a history buff who loves knowing a little bit about everything — and a lot about a lot of things. His students hail from all around the state, and he prides himself with knowing a piece of history from every place they’re from.
“If I can tell them something interesting about their home place, I’m sending them the message that their place in this world matters and so do they,” he says.
A replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet produced for the British Museum by the Royal Armouries
Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk, is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artefacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London.
Stela of King Ka'a of black quartzite inscribed with the Horus name of the King. This stela is decorated with a serekh (a rectangle with paneled lower half) surmounted by an image of the falcon god Horus. The Horus-name was the oldest element of the pharaoh’s titulary and associated him with the falcon god. The two large pieces of this stela were discovered at Abydos during separate excavations of the Early Dynastic royal cemetery. The fragments were reunited at Penn Museum in 1903.
Locus: Tomb Q (Tomb of King Ka'a, east side, over chamber 3)
Fic Request: scott realises how close lydia and stiles are getting and tells her he’s happy stiles finally has someone who cares about him as much as scott does Rating: K+ Genre: Romance, Comfort Author: nee-socks A/N: Took me a while to write this one as I’ve been so busy with schoolwork! Sorry if it’s a bit disjointed - I didn’t have time to go over it a heap. Not my best as I’ve been running out of Stydia ideas but come Season 5 and maybe I’ll get my writing burst back on :)