In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Inscriptions on modern gravestones tell us nothing about the people they are supposed to commemorate, he says.
- Relatives visiting loved ones' graves thought vandals had struck when they arrived to see scores of gravestones knocked to the ground.
- Police were called to the scene on Friday and discovered the gravestone lying at the side of the grave with the headstone turned down in the earth.
- Vandals desecrated a 17th century graveyard when they sprayed white and gold graffiti on two ancient gravestones.
- Jack has visited the battlefields on the Somme on numerous occasions and he presented a slide show showing some of the military cemeteries and gravestones.
- There are gravestones in the cemetery that date back 80 years.
- Already some dilapidated gravestones have been laid flat as a temporary measure by staff checking the stability of memorials across the city.
- There are gravestones sinking and falling in the ground.
- Being based on medieval gravestones and Irish history it is a fairly accurate description of the history of this small corner of Ireland.
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- In Florida he swam with dolphins, symbolised by two stone dolphins carved at the top of his gravestone.
- A number of other gravestones have been similarly marked.
- As I round the corner one of the large banners, untethered at the bottom, billows in the wind, revealing a glimpse of old gravestones in the churchyard.
- When visiting a Jewish cemetery, it is customary to place a stone on the gravestone in memory of the deceased.
- The council hopes to be able to provide funds to reinstate gravestones and memorials at council cemeteries which were laid flat on safety grounds recently.
- Granite is a lasting stone - ideal for monuments like gravestones.
- No one has taken responsibility for the gravestones over the years, some of the monuments were eight or nine feet high.
- The gravestones were simply made of grey stone and the inscriptions seemed to be short.
- But in the past couple of weeks he has noticed that gravestones have been broken, there are tyre marks on the grass and that the whole area is looking untidy.
- But some gravestones are more than 100 years old and the people responsible for many modern ones cannot be traced.
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