altar tomb


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altar tomb

A raised tomb, or monument covering a tomb, whose shape resembles an altar.
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Cross Altar tomb at Frombork Cathedral are those of the great Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus."
Important and i wealthy people were buried inside churches, either beneath stone slabs or 'ledger stones' on the floor or, if they were of high rank, on raised 'altar tombs', sometimes with effigies of themselves.