This is the resting place of philosopher David Hume who died in 1776.
Hume prescribed this “simple Roman tomb” which stands, as he wished it, on the Eastern slope of the Calton Hill overlooking his home in the New Town of Edinburgh at No. 1 St. David Street.
Hume also wrote his own epitaph: “Born 1711, Died [—]. Leaving it to posterity to add the rest” which is inscribed on the tomb.
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