Unlock The Past will be at

2018 Congress - Mar 2018
2018 Seminar - Seattle - Sep 2018
2018 UTP cruise - Alaska - Sep 2018
2019 UTP cruise - Mar 2019



  • 2009


 A passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries  ... it's a grave concern!

Taphophilia involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of (famous) deaths. This also includes in my case the love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives.

Have you walked a cemetery lately? Do you have an interest in taphophilia?

our websites includes:

  • pictures of Grave Fences

  • a list of Headstone Styles & Shapes

  • some wondeerful examples of Epitaphs

  • a table of Symbols on Tombstones

  • an extensive Death Glossary

and other items.


Have you seen all of those we have illustrated here?

We'd love to have your contributions to add to our own collection. We know we can only get around to a small fraction of the many and varied sights and stories of cemeteries.