Burial Ground Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Burial Ground

  1. Aceldama potter’s field; burial place for strangers. [N. T.: Matthew 27:6–10, Acts 1:18–19]
  2. Alloway graveyard where Tam O’Shanter saw witches dancing among opened coffins. [Br. Lit.: Burns Tam O’Shanter in Benét, 985]
  3. Arlington National Cemetery final resting place for America’s war heroes. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 95]
  4. Boot Hill Tombstone, Arizona’s graveyard, where gunfighters are buried. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 178]
  5. Campo Santo famous cemetery in Pisa, with Gothic arcades and Renaissance frescoes. [Ital. Hist.: Collier’s, XV, 433]
  6. Castel Sant’Angelo built in Rome by Hadrian as an imperial mausoleum. [Rom. Hist.: Collier’s, XVI, 539]
  7. Catacombs of St. Calixtus in Rome, one of the largest of subterranean burial places, with eleven miles of galleries. [Ital. Hist.: Collier’s, IV, 458]
  8. Escorial former monastery in central Spain; mausoleum of Spanish sovereigns. [Span. Hist.: NCE, 890]
  9. Flanders Field immortalized in poem; cemetery for WWI dead. [Eur. Hist.: Jameson, 176]
  10. Gettysburg site of Civil War battle; cemetery for war dead. [Am. Culture: EB, IV: 515]
  11. God’s Acre Moravian graveyard in Winston-Salem, N.C., with 3,000 identical marble markers. [Am. Hist.: Collier’s, XIX, 471]
  12. Grant’s Tomb New York City burial place of General Ulysses S. Grant. [Am. Culture: EB, IV: 680]
  13. Great Pyramid of Cheops enormous Egyptian royal tomb. [World Hist.: Wallechinsky, 255]
  14. Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem cave where body of Jesus is said to have lain. [Christ. Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 814]
  15. Machpelah cave where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob are buried. [O.T.: Genesis 23:19, 25:9, 49:30, 50:13]
  16. potter’s field burial ground purchased with Judas’s betrayal money. [N.T.: Matthew 27:6–8]
  17. Stoke Poges village whose churchyard is thought to be the scene of Gray’s “Elegy.” [Br. Lit.: Benét, 966]
  18. Taj Mahal fabulous tomb built by Shah Jahan for wife. [Ind. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 317]
  19. Tomb of Mausolus Queen Artemisia’s spectacular memorial to husband. [World Hist.: Wallechinsky, 256]
  20. Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery; commemorates nameless war dead. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1118]
  21. Westminster Abbey abbey filled with tombs and memorials of famous British subjects. [Br. Hist.: EB, X: 632–633]