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disposal of a corpse in a gravegrave,
space excavated in the earth or rock for the burial of a corpse. When a grave is marked by a protective or memorial structure it is often referred to as a tomb. See burial; funeral customs.
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 or tombtomb,
vault or chamber constructed either partly or entirely above ground as a place of interment. Although it is often used as a synonym for grave, the word is derived from the Greek tymbos [burial ground]. It may also designate a memorial shrine erected above a grave.
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. The first evidence of deliberate burial was found in European caves of the Paleolithic period. Prehistoric discoveries include both individual and communal burials, the latter indicating that pits or ossuaries were unsealed for later use or that servants or members of the family were slain to accompany the deceased. Both practices have been followed by various peoples into modern times. The ancient Egyptians developed the coffin to keep bodies from touching the earth; this burial practice was continued by the Greeks and Romans when they used the burial form of disposal. The word burial has been applied to funerary practices other than interment, such as sea burial, or tree burial (which usually precedes later interment). Secondary burial frequently occurs to terminate a period of mourning (see funeral customsfuneral customs,
rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent disposition of the corpse. Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a person from life into death, to secure the welfare of the dead, to comfort the living, and to protect the living from the
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). See also cemeterycemetery,
name used by early Christians to designate a place for burying the dead. First applied in Christian burials in the Roman catacombs, the word cemetery came into general usage in the 15th cent.
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What does it mean when you dream about burial?

A dream about attending someone’s burial service may symbolize bidding farewell to old conditions and relationships in the dreamer’s life. (See also Coffin, Crypt, Dead/Death, Grave, Hearse).


Dreaming about funerals or burying a dead person does not necessarily symbolize physical death for you or anyone else. It could instead symbolize an ending of a different kind. You may be burying relationships, conditions, or even emotions that you no longer need and which are no longer conducive to your personal growth. On the other hand, this dream may symbolize the burying of sensitivities and emotions that are too difficult to cope with. It may reflect numbness or a feeling that is the opposite of vivacity, such as depression and emptiness. Either way, burying a living person suggests some emotional turmoil. Please consider all of the details in this dream to find the appropriate message. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about burials is a dream of the contrary. Instead of sadness the dreamer will experience happiness and go to celebrations, such as weddings.
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page) tasked with operating and maintaining the public burial site.
Richard Powell, Secretary and Executive Officer, Federation of Burials and Cremations Authorities (FBCA) said: The FBCA is supportive of the move to modernise the legislation in respect of burial and cremation, whilst firmly believing in the importance of ensuring that important safeguards such as measures to control the location and tranquillity of new developments remain in place, securing the sensitivity of these essential services for the future.
On October 1, an SOP for safe, dignified medical burials was approved and released by the Sierra Leone National Emergency Operations Center (4).
Developed by an interdisciplinary team at WHO, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and faith-based organizations including World Council of Churches, Islamic Relief, Caritas International and World Vision, this updated protocol outlines step-by-step processes for safe and dignified burials.
Cllr Christopher Massey, borough cabinet member for the environment and rural affairs, said: "The council has been happy to work alongside the church and the diocese on the proposed burial site which offers the residents of Brotton a long term burial provision within the village.
The growing trend for woodland burials has resulted in hundreds of new woodland cemeteries opening in Britain over the past two decades.
He added: "The updated rule will allow un-coffined burials to take place in an area of a burial ground designated exclusively for this purpose.
The council has a designated area for the burial of Muslims at its New Cemetery in Bangor.
PLANS to extend a Coventry cemetery for 11,000 more burial places have been unanimously approved.
In the second stage, after identification, the bodies are to be transferred for final burial.
BEREAVED families in Cardiff will be able to bury their loved ones without undue delay under council plans to launch a same-day burial service.
Local authorities have different methods of charging for cremations and burials.