Hopefully you never have to learn this fact for a long, long time, but there’s a whole catalogue of symbols and carvings that you can place on a headstone, to commemorate the life of a loved one. As sad and depressing as that can be, it’s also pretty fascinating. When it comes to older gravestones, in those hidden and overgrown cemeteries that dot the nation, there’s a wealth of odd and intriguing carvings.
Each symbol, from doves, to clasped hands, to a draped urn, has a very specific meaning that’s both uplifting and creepy.
Check them out.