Death is something that unifies all human beings and for many of us, we'll be immortalized with a headstone. Headstones, also known as tombstones or gravestones, are used as markers over a grave. They're commonly used across Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions, often including the deceased's name, their birthday and their death date. They also frequently include a personal message, a prayer, an inset photography and/or pieces of funerary art.
For the most part, headstones are made of stone, with some of the most commonly used being granite and marble. Other times, field stones, sandstone, slate and schist may be used. There are some older examples of headstones being made out of wood, iron and white bronze as well. Over the years, many different symbols have been incorporated into headstones and each has a different specific meaning. For example, anchors represent steadfast hope. A broken column represents early death. A horseshoe represents protection from evil. And a pillow represents eternal sleep.
In the last few decades many famous films and television shows have incorporated cemetery scenes that have features headstones. Some of our favorites include "Steel Magnolias" (1989), "Pet Semetary," (1989) "Night of the Living Dead" (1990) and "Hocus Pocus" (1993).
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