Beautiful Sculpture At Greek Cemetery – Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Beautiful sculpture at Greek Cemetery

Beautiful sculpture at Greek Cemetery

The Greek Cemetery at 105, Narkeldanga Main Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), though important as a heritage site, with graves dating back to the 1700s, is not famous for cemetery sculptures. Most graves are simple. But this one alone can be the reason why enthusiasts interested in cemetery sculpture should visit this place.

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John G. Sophianopoulo
August 1918


Anirban Majumder

Need more details Sumit. The image u have posted is simply awesome.


What a stunning photo! Cemeteries are one of my favorite places to visit in my travels.

I spent half a day shooting Pere Lachaise and still didn’t make a dent in the shots I would’ve liked to have gotten from there!

Fi Ní Neachtáin

Wow, what an amazing headstone that is. I actually love visiting cemetery’s, there’s something so calming and serene about them.

Liz Leiro

What a beautiful headstone! Graveyards give me the creeps (maybe because I watched too much Scooby-Doo) but I would love to hear more.


Every time I visit my dad at his cemetery, it is never as depressing as I predict. I think a big reason for that is the beautiful sculptures and art that adorn the deceased.

michele d

Interesting post and picture. It must of been one intriguing place to visit.

Rebecca Swenor

This is totally an amazing sculpture indeed. The history of the cemetery is interesting too. Thanks for sharing.


There isn’t much details to this post, and I want to know more! More pictures and words next time please!!


Greek cemetery in Calcutta? Sounds quite intriguing – it is a long way between these two countries. I would be curious to learn more.


This statue is very famous and although I am Greek I haven’t seen it Shame on me. I will put it in my list thanks for reminding!


As a history student we learn about the importance of grave sites in determining a whole number of things. I find this interesting and hauntingly beautiful!


What a beautiful sculpture! I’m crazy about visiting cemeterties, although I must say they also give me the creeps. Lots of them are great for taking photos.

Adrian Ann

How beautiful is this. Although, I have to say, it reminds me of an episode of Dr. Who there sculptures such as this were sinister. I’m glad you had a more positive experience.


Wow. This looks like someplace in Europe! And it’s pretty well maintained! Must make a trip to Cal soon and follow your trail!


I want to know more about this Greek cemetery as it seems bizarre to me that there is one in Calcutta. This image is absolutely beautiful and haunting.


We visited the national cemetery in Milan, Italy. I was surprised by how many wonderful and touching sculptures there were, and there was no admission fee! We also really enjoyed perusing the Park Church cemetery in Boston. One should not overlook cemeteries while traveling.

Milosz Zak

I had absolutely no idea there was a significant Greek community in India. From everything I had read, the largest influx was during Alexander’s battles, and I had no idea there was any significant influx of Greeks thereafter, thank you for shedding some light on this often overlooked fact.


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