[Tagging] Cenotaph WAS Re: Tagging memorial sites

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 22:28:57 UTC 2016

On 20-Sep-16 12:51 AM, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> tomb=cenotaph sounds perfect, if unusual.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steuben_Memorial_State_Historic_Site#/media/File:Baron_von_Steuben_Monumental_Tomb_Jul_10.jpg 
> is the cenotaph that I was mapping when the question arose. Baron von 
> Steuben's remains are in an unmarked grave somewhere nearby. The 
> 'memorial tomb' was erected, contrary to his express wish to be buried 
> in an unmarked grave, decades after his death. It is claimed, but by 
> no means certain, that the memorial covers his remains. He is most 
> certainly not entombed within it.

Not a 'cenotaph'. _Cenotaphs are not tombs_!

A definition of cenotaph is;
a) a structural monument in memory to a deceased person whose body is 
elsewhere (so not a tomb)
b) a municipal, civic, or national memorial to those killed in war.

On the LPI data base (for Australia, New South Wales) there are 13 
listed 'cenotaphs'.
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:32 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer 
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     2016-09-19 13:17 GMT+02:00 Martin Koppenhoefer
>     <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>>:
>         there's only one memorial:type=cenotaph
>     btw., those cenotaphs wikipedia has as examples in osm would
>     rather be historic=monument than memorial I think:
>     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenotaph
>     <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenotaph>
>     Cheers,
>     Martin
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