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THE DEAD 2011

'His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.' - James Joyce Although Joyce is not interred in a Parisian cemetery (his grave is in Zurich), he, like legions of other artists, converged on the hub that was, and is, Paris. And not just artists but celebrated politicians, military figures, industrialists, philosophers and inventors from across the globe as well. Many stayed on until they met their own last end. Paris boasts no less than three necropoli (Montmartre, Montparnasse and Pere Lachaise), each holding the remains of thousands. Amongst those forgotten by history lie hundreds of the famous, hidden away in these labyrinths of the dead. Here is just a sampling...

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