Jules Verne’s Tomb


Being an archaeologist, I like tombs, and being a science fiction fan, I like Jules Verne. So you can imagine that I’d like Jules Verne’s tomb regardless of what it looked like. As it turns out, David Nessle has pictures from Amiens showing the tomb in question, and it’s an incredible piece of work. Look at the lettering! Look at that sculpture! “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Jules Verne who’s been resurrected and learned to fly!”

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  1. #1 Helblindi
    September 13, 2007

    Absolutely brilliant!

  2. #2 CCBC
    September 14, 2007

    “…it’s Jules Verne who’s been resurrected and learned to fly!”
    No, he’s returning from a journey to the center of the earth.
    (That is great lettering on the stone, though!)

  3. #3 Enkla Z
    September 21, 2007

    Jules Verne?

    Now you’re truly talking about one of my favourites. 🙂

  4. #4 R.Shakeri. MD
    May 12, 2010

    Thank you. It is the best answer to jules verne. His book was my first and best book and this thumb is continue of his stories.
    Reza Shakerighadi.MD IRAN

  5. #5 R.Shakeri. MD
    May 12, 2010

    sorry tomb not thumb

  6. #6 Bill van Eck
    February 7, 2011

    Jules Verne was one of my boyhood heroes,as i can remember I read them all and looking back on all of this now 55 years later it is really amazing how close he came to reality as we know it today.
    Maybe it is time I started reading him again…

  7. #7 Birger Johansson
    March 22, 2011

    (Lovecraft reference) -Is there any sign of the tomb concealing stairs going down and down…?

  8. #8 Martin R
    March 23, 2011

    They probably end up below Iceland! Among people called “Saknussem” and other typical Scandinavian names!

  9. #9 Ed Margerum
    May 29, 2011

    Jules’ summer tomb is on the Moon.

  10. #10 Victor
    July 1, 2011

    That is an impressive tomb. For being dead so long, he certainly has kept fit.

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