Lying in state is a term used to describe the tradition in which an open coffin is placed on view to allow the public at large to pay their respects to the deceased. There’s something both eerie and peaceful about the act of just lying there. Here are some of the famous and infamous who sleep the eternal sleep. Quiet please.
President Paul von Hindenburg
Duchess and Archduke Ferdinand
Leon Trotsky (Lev Davidovich Bronstein)
Mr. and Mrs. Marcos