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Our cemeteries are among the many things that New Orleans, Louisiana is famous for. In New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana we bury our dead above ground. Reportedly this is because of high water tables but there are other theories as to why this custom developed. There is much written about the cemeteries of NOLA so I will not go into detail here. Whatever the reasons, we have some fancy cemeteries which do look like cities because of the 'buildings' in them, which are of course tombs or vaults.

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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Places of Interest
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Keywords:All Saints, City's of The Dead, God's, Louisiana, New Orleans, acre, boneyard, catacomb, cemeteries, cemetery, crypt, dead, grave, graveyard, mausoleums, memorial, necropolis, park, tomb, vault

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