cemeteries

4.9.18

The Families Forced to Live in Cairo's Cemeteries

As a result of the city's housing crisis, around 1 million people are living in grave sites – and some have been there for decades.

6.15.16

Friends of the Dead: Photos of the People Who Work in London's Graveyards

A selection of new work from photographer Jess Cole.

5.12.16

The Greeks Who Picnic on the Graves of their Loved Ones

On the first Sunday after Easter, the living gather at the cemetery in the village of Rizana for a traditional lunch with the dead.

5.14.15

The 'Apparent Vanity' of Kinshasa’s Sapeurs

4.7.15

This Is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in Washington, DC

Unclaimed bodies are supposed to be buried in marked graves with proper identification, but most end up in mass burial sites, without identification, beside heaps of trash.

2.27.15

Your Decaying Corpse Could Become a Tree

Oak, ash, birch, or other—what tree would you like to be buried beneath?

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12.30.14

The Graves of the Rich and Famous in Los Angeles Will Make Your Apartment Look Pathetic

If you've got the dough, you can be buried among the Hollywood elite in luxury cemeteries so extravagant that they attract graveyard tourists.

11.13.14

The Kids Who Live and Work in Indonesian Graveyards

Riski is seven years old and spends nearly all his time in Pondok Kelapa Public Cemetery, where he's a sort of funeral director, gravedigger, and night watchman.

5.20.13

Weirdo Club

It's a normal night in the cemetery until the unholy fermented ichor comes out and things get weird.