Memorial / grave from 1785
Graves are difficult candidates since ever and only exceptional stuff for accepting.
I'm fully aware of the rules for that kind of candidates:
Ineligible location, place, or object
Sensitive locations like gravestones (not associated with a significant/historical figure) and cemeteries
In older criteria-version and even back to OPR there was the additional exception-criterion, that graves should have a minimum age (guess it was 25yrs).
Also Niantic is very fast in removing wayspots from graveyards, when they are reported. But removal criteria and reviewing criteria are two very different animals.
I'm not even sure, if this thing is a grave. The inscriptions are very different from usual graves. It's made like a memorial, but nethertheless the woman is buried at this graveyard. And since this thing is located at a graveyard it's okay to treat it like a gravestone, and neglect nitpicking whether it's a grave or not.
What we know about her:
- born 1727 at Bremen (Northern Germany), died 1785 at Karlsbad (Bohemia, nowadays Karlovy Vary, Czechia)
- she is member of the high aristocracy family von Rochow. That house was very important during the late medieval ages, since they were the Margraves of Brandenburg. Brandenburg (the region surrounding Berlin) is nowadays one of the federal states of Germany. At some point in time Brandenburg was swallowed during the rise of Prussia, so this house was nethertheless of high nobility and family members participated in the reformation of the education system of Prussia (one of the aspects, that made Prussia successful).
- she was a rich widow of a banker, so she married Friedrich Ludwig von Rochow in a 2nd matrimony. Her 2nd husband was 18 years younger ....
- she died during a spa trip with her husband and daughter to Karlsbad, Bohemia. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (most famous German poet) was also at Karlsbad, and participated at her funeral
- she is burried at Johanngeorgenstadt, because it is the closest Protestant parish next to Karlsbad (Bohemia was officially Catholic because their king hat to be Catholic, although a lot of the citizens were Hussites). So Johanngeorgenstadt is 50km away from Karlsbad, more than 300km away from the home region of the von Rochows, and 600km away from Bremen. The family has no link other link to this small town.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (most famous German poet) was also at Karlsbad, and participated at her funeral. Goethe was also known for being a lecher, and screwed nearly anything with a heartbeat.
- Her daughter was inspiration for a novel character for E.T.A. Hoffmann (another famous poet)
So lots of these facts are very strange, and you can draw lots of conclusions ..... marriage, that looks like trading money for high nobility... and because of that not being buried at home ..... affairs between Goethe and her or her daughter .....
The location is at the entrance area of a graveyard.
red area is an inactive part of the graveyard with big cryptas and tombs, latest ones from the 1920s.
red cross is the memorial. At its location the active part of the graveyard starts. So you can see the graves in the background.
So for resubmissions I could trick the reviewers by taking a picture from the back of the monument, but I dont want to do it that way.