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Friday, 15 June 2012

Taphophilia

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries . Taphophilia involves epitaphs, photography, brass rubbing, art, and history of (famous) deaths.

A Taphophile or Tombstone tourist describes someome who travels to visit cemeteries for the enjoyment of looking at old and unusual stones or to find the graves of famous people. The term has been most notably used by author and biographer Scott Stanton as the title of his 2003 book and his former website  on the lives and gravesites of famous musicians. Tombstone tourists are usually more interested in the historical aspects of cemeteries or the historical relevance of its "residents"






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