A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents. More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's Père Lachaise cemetery each year. They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city. 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.
Nearly every tourist destination has a graveyard. Over the past two and a half decades, Loren Rhoads has visited literally hundreds of graveyards. She's traveled to London's Highgate Cemetery, strolled through the Paris Catacombs, seen Hollywood Forever pulled back from the brink of destruction, studied Native American graveyards in Michigan, explored a circuit minister¿s churchyard on Maui, delved into the Protestant Cemetery of Rome and Zoshigaya Reien in Tokyo, and made stops in Venice, Boston, Los Angeles, Hiroshima, Yosemite, Sleepy Hollow, Gettysburg, and New Orleans along the way. Come along on her adventures in cemeteries around the world.
In 1841, life is good in the little town of Jonesboro, Georgia. A young doctor comes to work at General Hospital, falls in love, and marries the prettiest girl in Clayton County. Dr. John and Elizabeth Kelsey are set to embark upon their joyous and tragic life together over the next three decades. The surprise of an abandoned baby named Kyzer coincides with a move to Kellwood Plantation, John's boyhood home in Hastings, Virginia. During his thirty years, Kyzer must remain strong physically, emotionally, and spiritually as he discovers who he really is. Drawn out from the roots of slavery and saved only by the white family who adopts him, he follows the only lifestyle he has ever known. KYZER'S DESTINY, a story of one man's struggle with himself, will take you on this journey as he experiences the issues of slavery, plantation life, civil war, love, and death.
The first narrative history of the Seminole Negro Indian's long struggle for a homeland chronicles two centuries of passionate advocacy for a return to ancestral lands in Florida. 12,500 first printing.
A huge collection of papers on scientific analysis in archaeology from a conference held in Liverpool in 1995. Papers are grouped under ten headings: Scientific analysis of Petrology (3 papers); of Glass (five papers); of Ceramics (7 papers); Metallurgy (9 papers); Chronological Studies (9 papers); Dendrochronological Studies (3 papers); The Study of Ancient Enviroments (16 papers); Remote Sensing (2 papers); The Analysis of Human Remains (5 papers) and Perspectives on Human Evolution and Early Hominid Artefacts (9 papers). Subjects studied include Stonehenge dolerites, early Egyptian glass, Greek Archaic transport amphorae, Roman brooches, South Indian bronzes, dendrochronological datings of Viking ships, phytolith analysis from the Indus Valley, Pakistan, the microflora of the Milos catacombs, Greece and Medieval glass making technology.