This Victorian-era grave cage or “mortsafe” was intended to keep grave robbers from thieving jewelry or organs from graveyard corpses, but I still like to pretend that it was created to trap zombies if the deceased became reanimated. Both stories are spooky though. :)
To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them,
and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part
of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most prevalent cemetery
symbols. Take it along on your next wander through the necropolis!