NK1150 : 18th century gravestone in the kirkyard of St Fergus

taken 9 years ago, near to Lunderton, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

18th century gravestone in the kirkyard of St Fergus
18th century gravestone in the kirkyard of St Fergus
When my wife was a child she thought that these symbols represented the graves of pirates. They are in fact symbols designed to remind us of our own mortality. On this gravestone the symbols are the hour glass indicating the rapid passage of time, the skull and crossed femurs, the mort bell to be rung at our own passing and the crossed sexton's tools that will be used to dig our own lair (grave).
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Saturday, 15 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 16 March, 2008
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Gravestones   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NK 115 507 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:32.8034N 1:48.4915W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NK 115 507
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