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Lanterns of the Dead

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Hi,

I stumbled over a "Lantern of the Dead" Pictures here. These are no wayside shrines.

Interest?

Regards,

lumbricus

 

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I've never heard about them, but yes, sounds very interesting. "Prevelance could be an issue", but hey, chronograms also made it through peer review. :-)

 

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A lantern of the dead is a masonry building, of variable shape, often slender, in the form of a tower, generally hollow and surmounted by a perforated pavilion (at least three openings), in which, at dusk, one hoisted, often with a system pulleys, a lit lamp, supposed to serve as a guide for the dead.  https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanterne_des_morts

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