About the author

Professor Dr. Armin Dietz, born 1941, cardiologist and senior internist consultant at the Burghausen clinic until April 2007, has studied the history of cardiology for many years. The intensive analysis of heart symbolism and heart ornaments led him inevitably to the phenomenon of heart burial.

The texts published on this website are taken from his book "Ewige Herzen - Kleine Kulturgeschichte der Herzbestattungen" ("Eternal Hearts - a short cultural history of heart burials"), published 1998 in MMV Medien und Medizin Verlag, Munich. (English translation by Pauline Liesenfeld.)

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Prof. Dr. Armin Dietz
Max-Planck-Str. 2
D-84489 Burghausen

Phone: +49 (0)8677-1798
Email: ad [at] herzsymbol [dot] de

Prof. Armin Dietz