cemetery

Esther Honig

Police say vandals damaged a Confederate soldier statue at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, which contains the graves of 2,200 soldiers who were prisoners of war.

Columbus State Community College

The aftermath of a string of vandalism at Green Lawn Cemetery had become utterly overwhelming.

Between September 2015 and January 2017, Green Lawn had seen more than a dozen incidents of vandalism, resulting in an estimated $1.25 million in total damages. The cemetery has never before experienced vandalism to this extent.

At Bonn-Oberkassel in Germany's Rhineland, two people were buried together with a dog 14,000 years ago.

United States Patent Office

John Scott Harrison, a former Ohio Congressman and the youngest son of U.S. president William Henry Harrison, died of heart problems in May 1878. To protect his rest, Harrison's family entombed him in a metal coffin surrounded by marble slabs, and hired an armed guard to stand watch.

Library of Congress

Early on a sunny April morning, the North Market parking lot is still empty. It’s on this spot that developers plan to build a 35-story high rise.

There’s just one problem, says archeologist Ryan Weller.

Sam Hendren

Randy Rogers drives up to the Field family mausoleum, within Columbus' Green Lawn Cemetery. Its columns are covered by police tape, and the glass in one door is splintered.

But the worst of the damage is on the other side.

The Green Burial Movement

May 15, 2014

11am

When it comes to cemeteries, there is a newer option, a more natural approach, without formaldehyde-based embalming, metal caskets, and concrete burial vaults….in other words, a so-called green burial. Coming up, the green burial revival movement and its ecological value for the future.

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