Why Do we Have Gravestones?

Thousands and thousands of years ago, primitive man started the custom of using a headpiece of stone to mark the grave of the dead. If we observe what many primitive people do today, and believe it is done for the same reason, then the custom seemed to have this purpose: to keep the evil spirits that are supposed to live in dead bodies for rising up!

The Gravestones was also a way of warning people away from the spot where those evil spirits lived. Over the centuries, of course the purpose of a gravestone changed. The Greeks ornamented their Gravestone Egyptians built great tombs and pyramids to mark the places where their dead were buried.

When Christianity appeared, the marking of graves became a common practice. Christianity took over the sign of the cross and ring, which to primitive people was a symbol of the sun. Later on ring which to primitive people was a symbol of the sun. Later on, this was changed to a simple cross, and it is still used today.  

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