Iraq’s Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf is the world’s largest and oldest graveyard. Millions of people are buried there, mostly Shia Muslims. In recent years, the number of funerals has sharply increased, a consequence of the various wars that have blighted Iraq. Veteran and novice gravediggers talk about their lives among the dead.

Watch "Sons of the Graveyard" on October 4 on RTD website and on RT’s live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT’s schedule page.