The Roadside Grave of Betsy Smith, Kenilworth

The dead are everywhere. You can’t avoid them. Under city buildings and railway lines, gardens and churches. As centuries pass, memorials are removed, with the land re-used for new purposes, the graves rarely rediscovered, let alone re-marked. However, what of those too poor to ever have their own headstone, or even their own grave? Pits... Continue Reading →

The Whale Graveyard in the Desert

By the side of the Pan-American Highway is the Atacama desert, a cool and arid region in northern Chile. The nearest water source is nearly half a mile away. So why on earth are there 75 whale skeletons beached in the sand?

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