Two children stand at the grave of Simon. Simon the cat is credited with helping save the lives of Royal Navy officers during the Chinese civil war in 1949. He protected food stores from a rat infestation during a siege.

Two children stand at the grave of Simon. Simon the cat is credited with helping save the lives of Royal Navy officers during the Chinese civil war in 1949. He protected food stores from a rat infestation during a siege.

Kwakiutl, [BC First Nations] sepulchral object, "Ho'Xhok", a red cedar bark grave monument

Kwakiutl, [BC First Nations] sepulchral object, "Ho'Xhok", a red cedar bark grave monument

Sculpture Grave Monument | High Relief Grave Monument | Statue Memorials And Monuments

Sculpture Grave Monument | High Relief Grave Monument | Statue Memorials And Monuments

Vimy Memorial.   Notice the seam of the blocks below cutting through the drapery of the sculpture base.

Vimy Memorial. Notice the seam of the blocks below cutting through the drapery of the sculpture base.

White ground oil flask (lekythos) depicting a grave monument for... about 450–440 B.C.  Painter Thanatos Painter  Greek Athletes | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

White ground oil flask (lekythos) depicting a grave monument for... about 450–440 B.C. Painter Thanatos Painter Greek Athletes | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

One of my favorite grave monuments in the world:  Grim Reaper in the English Cemetery, Florence, Italy Tuscany

One of my favorite grave monuments in the world: Grim Reaper in the English Cemetery, Florence, Italy Tuscany

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