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Headstone A Gravestone (or Headstone) may be simple upright slabs with semi-circular, rounded, gabled, pointed-arched, pedimental, square or other shaped tops.
During the 18th century, they were often decorated with memento mori (symbolic reminders of death) such as skulls or winged skulls, winged cherub heads, heavenly crowns, urns or the picks and shovels of the grave digger.
Heraldry Heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and recording coats of arms and badges.
Hindu joint family A Joint Hindu family otherwise called as 'Hindu Undivided Family' [HUF] consists of all persons lineally descended from a common ancestor, and includes their wives and unmarried daughters.
History History is the study of the past, particularly the written record of the human race, but more generally including scientific and archaeological discoveries about the past.

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