stone and dust

travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, memorials, and other dark sites



Site 157: Athen’s Kerameikos Cemetery

You know on a visit to Greece that you’ll across some ancient monuments and cemeteries are no exception. Within walking distance of the Acropolis (in fact you can see it from many viewpoints within the cemetery), I found it a really interesting place to visit. Continue reading “Site 157: Athen’s Kerameikos Cemetery”

Site 156: The First Cemetery of Athens

Marble. Smooth. White. Sparkling. I’ve never seen so much marble in a cemetery before. Old graves, new graves – all marble. In fact, I think this cemetery must be about 99% marble (I just made that up, but it sure seems like it). I’m used to seeing marble used for Continue reading “Site 156: The First Cemetery of Athens”

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