The Fascinating History of Cemeteries - Keith Eggener

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 16 November 2023

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-fascinating-history-of-cemeteries-keith-eggener

Spindly trees, rusted gates, crumbling stone, a solitary mourner: these things come to mind when we think of cemeteries. But not long ago, many burial grounds were lively places, with gardens and crowds of people – and for much of human history, we didn’t bury our dead at all. How did cemeteries become what they are today? Keith Eggener delves into our ever-evolving rituals for honoring the dead.

Lesson by Keith Eggener, directed by Remus & Kiki.

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TED-Ed. (2023, November 16). The Fascinating History of Cemeteries - Keith Eggener. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3063/the-fascinating-history-of-cemeteries---keith-egge/

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TED-Ed. "The Fascinating History of Cemeteries - Keith Eggener." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 16, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3063/the-fascinating-history-of-cemeteries---keith-egge/.

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TED-Ed. "The Fascinating History of Cemeteries - Keith Eggener." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Nov 2023. Web. 19 Jul 2024.

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