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  1. Originally Answered: Why do many graves face east?

    well in traditional Christian burial, the graves face east, because it is a reminder of the second coming of Christ, since he’s supposed to appear in Jerusalem, which is eastward from the countries ( if you’re talking of Europe, or America’s that is) and when Christ comes, his People will rise, and most Christians wanted to be buried facing the direction of Jerusalem, so when Christ comes down, they will rise, and the first direction they will face is eastward, towards Jerusalem. although many non-Christian graves face eastward, but it may be just tradition of those cemeteries to have headstones face eastward.

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