The Richard and Isabel Burton Mausoleum. Mortlake Roman Catholic Cemetery (surrounding the church of St. Mary Magdalene), London. Isabel Burton designed the mausoleum for her husband, the famous explorer, translator, writer, soldier, and orientalist. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.]

Left: Rear of mausoleum showing ladder and window through which one can see inside.. Right: Three inscribed marble plaques on front of mausoleum.

Contrasting religious iconography: A crucifix and an Islamic crescent and star.

Inside the mausoleum: two coffins with a Christian altar and middle eastern metalware. The edge of one of the Christian paintings appears at the left.

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