Lonely Monument o Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton
circa 1922: The monument to Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton on the main island of South Georgia. He died of a heart attack and was buried there in 1922, having returned to the spot on the 'Quest', six years after his famous Antarctic expedition. (Photo by R. C. Buchard/General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
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La Danse Macabre. Coloured engraving of adance of death. The medieval engraving comprises agroup skeletons dancing and playing musicalinstruments. These images were religion-based, asan allegory on the universality of death. Takenfrom The Book of Chronicles, by Hartmann Scedel, published in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1493.
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Down Cathedral historical burial place of St Patrick
In the period following St Patrick's death in 461 AD the Hill of Down came to be regarded as his traditional burial place. Down Cathedral is known as the historical burial place of Saint Patrick. Down Cathedral is the Cathedral Church of the Church of Ireland (Anglican) Diocese of Down and where the Bishop of the Diocese has his episcopal seat (Cathedra).