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The fascinating history of cemeteries - Keith Eggener

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Spindly trees, rusted gates, crumbling stone, a solitary mourner: these things come to mind when we think of cemeteries. But not long ago, many burial grounds were lively places, with gardens and crowds of people -- and for much of human history, we didn’t bury our dead at all. How did cemeteries become what they are today? Keith Eggener delves into our ever-evolving rituals for honoring the dead.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Keith Eggener
  • Director Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Art Director Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Animator Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Compositor Utkucan Eken (Playhead)
  • Sound Designer Lister Rossel (Playhead)
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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