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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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The graves are rich in grave goods and burials, among which generally both cremations and inhumations occur.
1990: 136) (sur une plateforme, dans un charnier) ou une inhumation temporaire (Fox 1983: 11).
As such, differentiating between the intentional targeting of skeletal elements within a primary burial and unintentional disturbances of earlier interments by subsequent inhumations is often problematic (Haddow et al.
From the middle 7th to the 6th centuries BC, both cremations and inhumations appear in 'aristocratic' and 'plain' necropolises.
The widening of the social spectrum of lay burials in Cistercian houses accelerated in the fourteenth century, which also led to the opening of the previously restricted spaces to lay inhumations, especially in the eastern part of the church.
As in the Balkans, these bow fibulae appear in inhumation burials, sometimes in pairs, more often singly.
But because the indigenous Britons were exposed to the influence of Christianity, many of them practised inhumation, but burial without accompanying grave-goods.
Les inhumations dans les habitats ruraux du Haut Moyen Age en Ile-de-France , Archeologie Medievale, XXXIII, pp.
Arguments for a simple chronological partitioning of burial traditions also falter when sites such as Leta Leta, Ngipe't Duldug and the middle (Neolithic) and upper (Metal Age) layers of Duyong Cave reveal a mixture of jar burials, primary extended inhumations and secondary interments with overlapping artefact types and, in all likelihood, chronologies.
Waterford, the Bristol Speleological Society uncovered significant quantities of human bones including two crouched inhumations that became known as Kilgreany A (an adult female) and Kilgreany B (an adult male).
Excavated between 1984 and 1989, the site yielded 1204 urns and 62 inhumations, together with boundary ditches and other features.