Above-Ground Cemeteries in New Orleans

 

A friend of mine is in New Orleans this week and just sent me this great picture of one of the famous above-ground cemeteries in Louisiana. Because the terrain of Louisiana is primarily built upon swamp-land, cemeteries have to be built above ground as to prevent the rising of buried remains during times of flooding.

 

New Orleans Cemeteries Website

Article: “Uncovering the Truth about Above Ground Burial”

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