Dane Munro

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This site contains articles, views and reviews on funerary art, in particular those of the Order of St John, representing 383 inlaid marble tombstones, 24 sepulchral monuments at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta. This polychrome marble inlaid floor is one of the many baroque splendours of the former conventual church of the Order. This church arose out of the ashes of the disaster of the Great Siege of Malta 1565, a massive cumulation of conflict between the Order of St John and the Ottoman Empire.

In his fascinating book ‘Memento Mori’, the researcher Dane Munro has painstakingly transcribed, edited and translated the inscriptions of the tombstones of the Order into English, offering contemporary readers who are not familiar with Latin a unique insight into the thoughts, fears and aspirations of the Knights. Munro’s text is accompanied by beautiful photographs by Maurizio Urso, and is published by MJ Publications

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