Comments: opinion

Burial has been rather contaminated these last couple of centuries as ordinary folk have aped the rich and powerful in demanding exclusive grave space and permanent monuments. Given that the average mediaeval God's Acre contained between 20,000 and 30,000 burials, 'letting go' must have been much more straightforward then (I write this in the shadow of St Peter's ossuary, where almost all of the 2,700 people there are anonymous).

Posted by davidrowett at Monday, 26 September 2011 at 1:10pm BST
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