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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x314 Keith Eggener: The fascinating history of cemeteries
TV-PG

  • 2018-10-30T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Spindly trees, rusted gates, crumbling stone, a solitary mourner: these things come to mind when we think of cemeteries. But not long ago, many burial grounds were lively places, with gardens and crowds of people -- and for much of human history, we didn't bury our dead at all. How did cemeteries become what they are today? Keith Eggener delves into our ever-evolving rituals for honoring the dead

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