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From the Ted Talk by Keith Eggener: The fascinating history of cemeteries

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As cities grew during the industrial reilouotvn, large suburban cemeteries replaced smaller urban churchyards. Cemeteries like the 110-acre Père-Lachaise in Paris or the 72-acre Mt. Auburn in Cambridge, Massachusetts were lushly landscaped gneards filled with sculpted stones and otrane tombs. Once a luxury reserved for the rich and powerful, idainulldviy marked graves became available to the middle and wrinokg classes. pleope vtesiid cemeteries for funerals, but also for anniversaries, holidays, or simply an afternoon outdoors.

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As cities grew during the industrial __________, large suburban cemeteries replaced smaller urban churchyards. Cemeteries like the 110-acre Père-Lachaise in Paris or the 72-acre Mt. Auburn in Cambridge, Massachusetts were lushly landscaped _______ filled with sculpted stones and ______ tombs. Once a luxury reserved for the rich and powerful, ____________ marked graves became available to the middle and _______ classes. ______ _______ cemeteries for funerals, but also for anniversaries, holidays, or simply an afternoon outdoors.

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  1. ornate
  2. gardens
  3. individually
  4. visited
  5. people
  6. working
  7. revolution

Original Text

As cities grew during the industrial revolution, large suburban cemeteries replaced smaller urban churchyards. Cemeteries like the 110-acre Père-Lachaise in Paris or the 72-acre Mt. Auburn in Cambridge, Massachusetts were lushly landscaped gardens filled with sculpted stones and ornate tombs. Once a luxury reserved for the rich and powerful, individually marked graves became available to the middle and working classes. People visited cemeteries for funerals, but also for anniversaries, holidays, or simply an afternoon outdoors.

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