How to Read an Unreadable Tombstone

We’ve all found tombstones that are so worn with age and neglect that they are all tombstonebut impossible to read.  How do we bring the engraving to the surface long enough to read the text again without harming the stone?

This video suggests the use of flour rubbed on the stone then brushed off leaving only a trace of residue.

 

How to Read an Unreadable Headstone
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