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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).

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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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However, the bereaved prefer short and truthful speeches.When speeches precede the Word of God, they tend to consume most burial time.
Aki is interested in speaking to local people who might have organised a funeral in a natural burial site, or people who have purchased a plot in a natural burial site or considered doing so.
But James Meynell, one of the partners looking to bring the burial ground to the village, is determined to ensure the latest decision will not kill off the plans.
The resolution also condemns fixing time schedule for burial at graveyards.
The burial grounds, located in the western part of the island nation, include 21 archeological sites built between 2050 and 1750 BC, which demonstrate evidence of the early Dilmun civilization, when Bahrain became a trade hub.
"This may place a burden on the council's availability of burial plots unless addressed.
Uhuru is away to China on official business.The sources indicated that there are high chances of Deputy President William Ruto to attend the burial.
In Islington, North London, burial costs have jumped by 106 per cent since 2014, from PS2,158 to PS4,445.
Taipei City Government's Mortuary Service Office (MSO) promotes environmental friendly burials as an environmentally sustainable solution.
For the last two years, residents of Karachi have been facing difficulties as a ban had been placed for burial in old graveyards of the city.
If you're considering a backyard burial, think carefully about what it may mean for the property itself and the owner.
'The government is determined to eradicate poverty and mutual assistance associations like metshelo and burial societies play an important role in the fight against poverty.