Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ancient Cemetery

Life has been hectic again lately.  I’m working in Louisiana, mostly in the marshes along the coast.  I passed an interesting cemetery yesterday.  Take a look:

There are vaults and crosses, but the unusual thing is that the cemetery is mounded up.  There are no natural hills in the area – an elevation of 1-2 feet is pretty drastic, this is a good 7 feet tall.  Hmm, there’s a historical marker there, maybe it can explain it.

So this cemetery is possibly very old.  The mound was built around 1000 years ago, burials are known from the nineteenth and early twentieth century.  Unfortunately I didn’t have time to wander through the cemetery, but I was able to get a better shot of the mound/graves.

Keep an eye out when you’re traveling, you never know what you’ll stumble upon!

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