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Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism - Genealogy - About.com
Learn the meanings and interpretation of common tombstone symbols in this photo tour of a variety of tombstone engravings.
Tombstone Symbolism - Genealogy - About.com
Learn the meanings of the various carvings, symbols, icons and other funerary art found on gravestones, tombstones and headstones.
Alpha and Omega - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols - Genealogy
This photo of the Alpha and Omega symbol on a Vermont tombstone signifies the beginning and the end. Learn more in this photo glossary of cemetery ...
Tombstone Symbols - Hands & Pointing Fingers - Genealogy
Learn the meaning of a hand with pointing finger as portrayed on a gravestone from this guide to tombstone symbols and icons. Includes a photo example.
Anchor - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Their Meanings
The anchor is a common Christian symbol seen in the cemetery, especially on 18th and 19th century gravestones. Learn more about the meaning of the anchor ...
Ivy and Vines - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Meanings
Twining vines, specifically ivy, carved onto a tombstone can have several meanings. Learn more in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism and tombstone ...
Draped Urn - Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism - Genealogy - About.com
This draped urn was popular in the late Victorian period. Learn more about tombstones decorated with this symbol in this photo gallery of common tombstone ...
Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols - Genealogy - About.com
The inverted torch is a true cemetery symbol, symbolizing life in the next realm or a life extinguished. View a photo and learn more about the meaning of an ...
Wheel - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols and Their Meanings
Specific types of wheel symbols that might be found in the cemetery include the eight-spoked Buddhist wheel of righteousness, and the circular eight-spoked ...
Broken Column - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols & Symbolism
Some columns you encounter in the cemetery may be broken due to damage or vandalism, but many columns are intentionally carved in the broken form.