Friday, March 28, 2008

Ripley's Believe it or not

This cemetary is featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not as the only Judeo Christian cemetary known where people are buried facing north to south. Christian tradition positions graves east to west (the east metaphorcally representing the beginning of life with the sun rising and the west metaphorically representing the ending of life with the setting of the sun). Another oddity in the great state of Louisiana.
It is not clear whether the positioning of north to south of graves was an accident or intentional.

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