Posts tagged "cemeteries"
As earlier memorials to bears and whales suggest, capitalism doesn’t diminish our need for ritual—it heightens it.
Colin Dickey writes about cities and the dead for Lapham's Quarterly. From "Necropolis":
Throughout early Christendom, bishops consolidated power around the tomb. The cemetery where St. Peter was buried was well outside of Rome’s city walls in a distant plot of land named Vatican Hill. But it was here, not in the city itself, that...