Gravestones and smartphones


By Hans Olav Arnesen

A Danish gravestone maker have come up with an idea of how to make their products come to live, so to say. That is they have found a way to create a link between the gravestone and the internet.

Placing a QR-code, like the one on the top picture (that you can try to read if you like), allows family and friends to access video-clips, music or pictures connected to their dearly departed. The greatest problem might be for the family to decide what to choose.

The owner of the Danish stonemasonry, Gitte Røntvedt, says this about their new offer:

«We thought that this was something we had to be able to use in our business. The QR-code gives the opportunity to give the gravestone a very personal touch without making it too flashy and conspicuous. The QR-code gives a lot of options, but it´s also discreet.»

This surely does open up a lot of possibilities. Of course it gives a bitter spouse the opportunity to demean his or her dead partner by linking to embarrassing video clips of the «Funniest Home Video» type. What wisdom can we deduce from this? Maybe that you should treat your family and spouse with respect during your last days on this good Earth, or risk being laughed at by every curious person with a smart phone that walks into the graveyard.


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  • im researching my family history and ive discovered one of the churchs relating to their history was demolished, and i wanted to look at the gravestones for info, where would they go?

    • admin sier:

      Thats a good question. I really have no idea. But I´ll let you know if I come by som websites that do.

    • Ahmed sier:

      —Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the dreset. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things, The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains: round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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