Explore the symbols that are most often present at the cemeteries of Europe and learn about their meanings and interpretations.
Symbols hide in themselves stories of people, cultural traditions and ancient beliefs. They can be obvious, exposed and easy to understand. Or invisible, mysterious, enigmatic and complex.
Until now, partners of the project Symbols found over 180 symbols present at European cemeteries and classified them into 7 basic categories: animals, crosses, angels, plants and vegetations, constructions, human and others.
Columns, arches, mausoleums, chapels and other structures are often present in the graves of deceased, who were prominent members of the society or part of an important family. They can illustrate the passage to another life, winning in life, reunion with loved ones in heaven and so on.
The complete collection of symbols with their explanations can be found on the project website: symbolsproject.eu.