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EDINBURGH HISTORIC GRAVEYARDS

EDINBURGH HISTORIC GRAVEYARDS
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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BACKGROUND

Five historical burial grounds are scattered around Edinburgh’s city center, oases amid the dense urban surroundings often full of students and tourists. Greyfriars Kirkyard, Canongate Kirkyard, St. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The five Edinburgh graveyards were included in the 2010 World Monuments Watch in order to emphasize that improved stewardship was needed at the sites, not just repairs and conservation to damaged monuments, in order to reintegrate them into the dynamic life of the city. In March 2011, with funding from the Paul Mellon Estate, Dr. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The five historic cemeteries provide areas of retreat amidst the bustling urban center of Edinburgh. With burials from the early modern period to the late nineteenth century the grounds and monuments are important records of the city’s society, culture, and architectural styles.