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Stirling cemetary
The Stirling Cemetary, from Ladies' View

The old cemetary contains the Ladies' View, where the ladies of the castle would sit to watch tournaments on the grounds below. Many of the stones here are smooth with age, only a few have the simple carved guild-marks of the people buried there. The practice of putting dates and saying on gravestones is a fairly recent one. Older stones often do not have a name at all, simply a symbol of what the person was -- a baker, a cobbler, a farmer.

Most of the old gravestones are granite or sandstone, I think. Newer, shinier marble headstones are mixed in with the older, moss-covered ones. There is also a pyramid on the grounds, dedicated to martyrs.

Pyramid in Stirling
A pyramid in the Stirling Cemetary dedicated to religious martyrs

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