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Old Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland

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I was told I should visit more European cemeteries, so when I had a chance two weeks ago in Edinburgh, I took it.

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The mausolea in Edinburgh are fascinating; they do not have roofs like in America, and the graves then are on the ground inside.  Take, for example, the famous philosopher David Hume’s mausoleum below.

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I found this monument to Scots who fought and died in the American Civil War fascinating, and unique.

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2 Comments

  1. There is a statue of Lincoln standing in the middle of a cemetery in Edinburgh? How delightfully strange.

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