Tombs and Graves

Individual or group burial plots. These usually belong to famous people or fallen heroes and are dedicated as memorials.

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Paris, Île-de-France Region, France
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Some say Notre Dame is possibly the most famous of cathedrals. The Roman Catholic cathedral is famous for its architecture, the historical events that took place there, and as the setting for the story "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."top

Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu, Cheops)

Giza, Egypt
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This is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis and is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.top

Imam Reza Shrine

Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran
Imam-Reza-Shrine
Many pilgrims come to visit the tomb of Imam Reza. The shrine also includes the graves of many other Muslim holy figures, scholars, and even Manouchehr Eghbal, the Iranian Prime Minister from 1957 to 1960.top

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

Pyongyang, North Korea
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Inside the palace, Kim Il-sung's embalmed body lies inside a clear glass sarcophagus. The preserved remains of Kim Jong-il are displayed in a separate room.top

Pantheon

Rome, Lazio Region, 00186 Roma, Italy
Pantheon
Since the Renaissance the Pantheon has been used as a tomb. Among those buried there are the painters Raphael and Annibale Carracci, the composer Arcangelo Corelli, and the architect Baldassare Peruzzi. Two kings of Italy are buried there.top

Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania

Tipaza Province, Algeria
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The Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania is a funerary monument on the road between Cherchell and Algiers. The Mausoleum is the tomb where Berber Juba II and Cleopatra Selene II, king and queen of Mauretania, are buried.top

St Paul's Cathedral

London, Greater London, EC4M 8AD, England
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The crypt of Saint Paul's Cathedral contains over 200 memorials and numerous burials, including tombs of many famous people. Christopher Wren, the architect who designed the church, was the first person to be interred, in 1723.top

Taj Mahal

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Taj-Mahal
Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures, not just the white domed marble mausoleum that most people know.top

Tomb of Askia

Gao, Gao Region, Mali
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Askia Mohammed was the first Askia emperor and greatly expanded the Songhaii Empire. Legend says that when he returned from a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1495, he brought back with him the materials to make his tomb; all of the mud and wood come from Mecca.top


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