Curious State
Curious State
May 24, 2022
What makes a cemetery a tourist destination? | feat. Loren Rhoads
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Cemeteries are a rather new invention in human history, created only 10-15,000 years ago. We’ve come a long way from stopping to smell the proverbial roses… instead of rotting flesh. But how do these resting grounds for the deceased become tourist destinations for the living? Cemetery historian and author Loren Rhoads helps us dig up the truth.

A few curiosities you’ll uncover in this episode:

  • Why a famous Paris cemetery “brought in” celebrities
  • The world event that led Loren to fall in love with cemeteries
  • Ways humans have rid of their dead through the years

Did You Know?

Humans didn’t start burying their dead until around 120,000 years ago.


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