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Acanthus surrounds the epitaph of this marker
Acanthus, Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
Acanthus, Old Bethany Cemetery, Pickens County, Alabama
Acanthus at top of column, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL


In Christianity the thorny leaves represent pain, sin and punishment. Acanthus symbolizes immortality in Mediterranean countries.