Sunday, October 19, 2014

Homeless Man Arrested for digging in historic Salem graveyard

A historic Boston graveyard was vandalized recently when a man managed to dig about 4 inches into the ground of a grave, exposing the original headstone. A new stone had been placed on the grave and the original laid flat and buried with the grave.

The graveyard, which dates back to 1637, is supposed to be locked at night, but rarely is. Read the full story at Homeless Man Arrested for digging in historic Salem graveyard

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Coffin Plate Of Frank Brown 1899

Coffin Plete Of Frank Brown
Frank Brown 1881~1899





Frank Brown
Died Nov 11. 1899
AE 18Yrs 10Mos 10Dys

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Important ancient tomb discovered in Greece

The Tomb
For the past few years archaeologists have been working on excavating a massive burial mound not far from the ancient city of Amphipolis in Greece. Located just 370 miles north of Athens and dating from the era of Alexander the Great, many have speculated that one of Alexander’s military commanders or family members may be buried inside. Archaeologist Katerina Peristeri dates the burial tomb to between 325 B.C. and 300 B.C. in the era just at the end of the reign of Alexander the Great. Archaeologists have not yet entered the tomb but expect to in the next few days.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

King Richard III to be burried in Leicester Cathedral

King Richard III
Officials have finally decided on the re interment details for the remains of the 15th-century English ruler King Richard III.

His remains will be laid to rest on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Leicester Cathedral during one of three services to honor the English king.

The king's remains, which were found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012, will be placed in a tomb made of Swaledale fossil stone and black Kilkenny marble crafted by Michael Ibsen, a descendant of King Richard III's sister Anne of York. 




Saturday, August 09, 2014

The Wine Cup Of Pericles

A ceramic wine cup that is believed to have been used by Classical Greek Athenian statesman Pericles has been found in a pauper's grave in north Athens. The cup was found smashed into pieces but after piecing it back together, archaeologists were amazed to find the name "Pericles" along with the names of five other men.
Pericles
Pericles

Experts are sure that the cup was used by Pericles, as one of the other names listed is that of Pericles elder brother Ariphron. The name Ariphron is extremely rare so having it listed above that of Pericles makes a strong case that these are the two brothers.

Pericles died of the plague in 429 BC. The cup is to be displayed at the Epigraphical Museum in Athens.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Militants blow up Prophet Jonas’ tomb in Iraq

Shrine of Jonas

The monument to the purported burial place of the prophet Younis was erected around 1393

In a sad act of vandalism The shrine of Jonas – revered by Christians and Muslims alike – has been turned “to dust” near Iraq’s Mosul.


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Ancestor Death Record Finder now available as an E-Book on Amazon

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of The Olive Tree Genealogy has just published!   3 Guides to help you find alternate sources for  Vital Statistic records. If you want to have a peek, here are the links for each guide. Oh and did I mention they are only $1.15 each?

Also, you don't need a Kindle reader to read these. The Kindle Cloud Reader is free and it allows you to read any Kindle book on your computer  and the free Kindle Reading App works on your smartphone, tablet and computer.

Ancestor Birth Record Finder: Tips on Finding a Birth Record When You've Hit a Brick Wall is available on Amazon as an E-Book for only $1.15

 Ancestor Marriage Record Finder: Tips on Finding a Marriage Record When You've Hit a Brick Wall available as an E-Book on Amazon for only $1.15

 Ancestor Death Record Finder: Tips on Finding a Death Record When You've Hit a Brick Wall available as an E-book on Amazon for only $1.15

You can also see a list of all Olive Tree Genealogy's published E-books on the Author page