On 19/09/2016 23:36, Kevin Kenny wrote:


In what way is it not a cenotaph? It is clearly a structural monument. It is in memory of a deceased person. Said deceased person is not entombed there, although his remains are thought to be in an unmarked grave somewhere nearby. It looks like a tomb, but nobody is entombed in it.



And the word actually *means* 'empty tomb': 'ancient Greek /κενοτάϕιον/ < /κενός/ empty [...] + /τάϕος/ tomb' (Oxford English Dictionary).

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Steve


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