taphophilia

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taphophilia

a love for funerals.
See also: Burial
an abnormal love for funerals, graves, and cemeteries.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
an excessive interest in graves and cemeteries.
See also: Death
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Much work remains to be done, but people who come to the celebration will see something to cheer about, the cemetery's enthusiasts - there's actually a word, taphophile, for people like that - agree.
Thoroughly accessible to history buffs, genealogists, taphophiles (cemetery enthusiasts), and lay readers alike, Graveyards of Chicago is a thoughtful glimpse into beautiful, unforgettable places that embody the life-affirming sentiment, "Memento mori" ("Remember that you will die.