Headstones & Monuments
Headstones and monuments are markers placed on the grave as a remembrance of the departed. It is commonly made out of stone or concrete, and etched are the name of the deceased, birth and death and an epitaph.
Types of headstones
Headstones are the most common type of marker used in cemeteries. It is typically a slab of stone placed on the head of the grave where the dead are buried.
Upright headstone – the traditional tombstone seen in cemeteries. It is a slab of stone placed standing or upright in a grave.
What is a monument?
A monument is a type of marker which is more ornate compared to headstones. The monuments vary in design ranging from simple headstone markers to ornate sculptures of saints, a likeness of the deceased person or in some cases towering obelisks. Materials used may vary from cement, marble, limestone, bronze or stone. This type of markers are often used by people of high-status or families in the more affluent echelons of society.