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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Book - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols & Tombstone Symbolism
A book on a gravestone may also depict learning, a scholar, a prayer, memory, or someone who worked as a writer, book seller, or publisher. Books and scrolls ...
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.