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If you could be transported to the final resting place of any single human, who would it be?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) September 16th, 2014

Interesting choices, if you lack food for thought:
Genghis Khan

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

No disrespect, but why do I want to go and see some dead persons grave??

Mimishu1995's avatar

My grandpa. Some time after his burial a house was built near his resting place and now I couldn’t find it. I just want to know where he is now so that I can visit him.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Arthur C. Clarke.


canidmajor's avatar

Gene Roddenberry, he’s in space.
(@SecondHandStoke: is Clarke there, yet? I heard it was still in planning phase, but I may well have missed the event.)

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

I’m with @SQUEEKY2. I don’t see the point of visiting a grave. The site holds no significance. All a person leaves behind when they die is their legacy.

rojo's avatar

Genghis Khan was the one that came to mind first.

rojo's avatar

OOh! I know! I know!

My own! Then I could read the tombstone and find out how I died and avoid it!

imnottellingu's avatar

I would Steven Maynard Clark’s final resting place. So sad that he died the way he did.

ucme's avatar

Osama Bin Laden

Under the sea
Under the sea
Darling it’s better
Down where it’s wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin’
Full time to floatin’
Under the sea

anniereborn's avatar

Jim Morrison. I have seen and heard so much about it, I’d like to see it for real. Besides, then I’d be in France. I’d like to go to France

ibstubro's avatar

There are great reasons for wanting to visit someone’s final resting place. If you cant see any, then you didn’t read the details.

They believe Genghis Khan was the most prolific reproducer in the history of mankind, but they need to find his remains to verify. There is also a school of thought that his vast fortune may have been buried with him, as there are few know artifacts from the era.

If Adam had a grave, that would mean he existed.
If Jesus had a grave that would meant that he existed, but was not physically resurrected.
Some believe Hitler’s grave would be in Argentina.

It’s not about someone’s Earthly remains, it’s a means to solving one of history’s greatest mysteries.

Jack the Ripper.

rojo's avatar

The oldest human remains on the North American Continent. That type of thing?

ibstubro's avatar

Genghis Khan was a perfect choice, @rojo.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@ibstubro I have in fact visited Anastasia’s final resting place, in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersberg. It’s a beautiful place.

Now that I think about it, it would be interesting to be transported to the final resting place of the crew of HMAS AE1. 100 years on, the families still don’t know. The passengers and crew of MH370 would also be a very enlightening option.

ibstubro's avatar

Interesting link, @FireMadeFlesh. I’d not heard of it.

Oh, Emilia Erhart!

ibstubro's avatar

“Nov 27, 2012” post date, @rojo. So, was it her freaking finger or not?

(sorry bout the E not A. I know better.)

rojo's avatar

I have a friend in Norman, where the finger was sent. I wrote and asked her but she has not replied yet. I figured it would be news there.

rojo's avatar

Also, the other bones found by Gallagher seem to have been misplaced. Surely someone has tried to trace them. They will probably show up in an attic somewhere, if they are not in that huge gov. warehouse where the hid the Ark of the Covenant.

ibstubro's avatar

They’re probably in a box in the bowels of the Smithsonian, @rojo, incorrectly labeled as “crab turtle bones”.

Here2_4's avatar

There was this fellow in college. I don’t know if it would mean I would transport through time to get there, or if he would drop dead to provide the location, but I’m okay with either one.

rojo's avatar

@Here2_4 There was a friend in college, one of the more crazy types, always into some kind of nefarious stuff, lost track of him after he graduated the year before I did. Got a call a couple of years later from a mutual acquaintance to tell me he was dead, had died in Thailand and they were shipping him home in a sealed casket. No service after he arrived back, just a short obituary and then gone.

I don’t necessarily want to know where he is buried, I could find it easy enough even if it is in Houston but I would like to know what happened to him and why.

rojo's avatar

I can’t believe no one has mentioned him yet, but what about

Arthur – “King of the Britons, Defeater of the Saxons and Ruler of ALL England”

Here2_4's avatar

rojo, that is pretty creepy! I could not imagine living the kind of life, that would end with that sort of death. Sad, too.
How did you make my name red?

Here2_4's avatar

I almost forgot. The reason I came back was because I was thinking I would want to see the burial place of the last person to die belonging to the race of tiny humans. It should answer some questions and rumors in Madagascar.

rojo's avatar

@Here2_4 Ah, The hobbits found on Flores! The question over whether they are a distinct species is still out.

ibstubro's avatar

The ”@” (no space) makes your name red, and is a click-link to your profile, @Here2_4.

Here2_4's avatar

@rojo I would care to learn whether the rumors that mean little people reside on Madagascar, and hide away are true. They sound positively wicked, and fascinating.
Wouldn’t it be something?

ibstubro's avatar

Quite right, @Here2_4. ;-)

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Here2_4's avatar

Wouldn’t it be something?

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