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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 Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill will provide the legislative framework to ensure this can never happen again.
Men were less likely than women to consider their burial location as an important factor, the research suggested.
The protocol also includes ways for Ebola burial teams to carry out their work safely while respecting family sensitivities.
The burial jars can be classified into the following chronological types: Sugu, Early Tateiwa, Late Tateiwa and Sakuranobaba (Figures 3-5).
The irony of the protests against the burial now is that no one protested a few years back when President Ahmadi-nejad approved Frye's request and even met publicly with Frye on his last visit to Iran and deeded over a house to him in Esfahan.
Of 30 known burials from that time period and area, 6 held more than one person.
The complete Phase I design calls for developing approximately 65 acres that will provide 23,000 gravesites for casket interments, a 15,000-niche columbarium and 3,100 in-ground sites for cremation burials.
Eighteen burials have taken place so far on the Mid Wales family farm, all using biodegradable coffins, in a meadow overlooking the Severn Valley and the Kerry Hills.
Nine months after his first burial, he was exhumed, placed on trial, found guilty, and--as punishment--mutilated and dumped into the Tiber River before his second burial.
That view was challenged by the discovery of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan in 1991, an accident resulting from an excavation to prepare the area for construction of a federal building.
Murphy writes that, at the time of Douglas's death in January 1980, burial at Arlington was reserved for those ex-servicemen who had received a Silver Star or higher medal, died on active duty, or served at least 20 years.