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cinerarium

A depository for urns containing the ashes of the dead.
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Numerous excavations have been carried out at this site, yielding the cremated remains of thousands of human infants and also immature ovicaprines or birds, interred in cinerary urns within a restricted 'sacred' area.
It is difficult to determine whether vases of this type were made as cinerary urns to hold ashes or as purely decorative objects unless their find spot is known, or they preserve a funerary inscription or a panel prepared for a painted funerary inscription.
Other alabaster jars, even if not properly royal gifts, should have the same social function as a symbol of high social status to be used as cinerary urns in colonial cemeteries.
By the light of the cinerary moon': Chambered tombs and the astronomy of death, in Ruggles & Whittle (ed.
By the light of the cinerary moon: chambered tombs and the astronomy of death, in Ruggles & Whittle (ed.
There are, however, many sizes and forms of urn field barrows, of burial forms and of cinerary urns.
On a cinerary urn from Ballahot, Proceedings of the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society 1.
A wall sherd and a rim fragment of undecorated prehistoric pottery from the Gas Works Cave (Turner 1985: 417) were described by Henshall (1983: 20) as probably from Bronze Age cinerary urns, and the rim is almost certainly from a cordoned urn (T.
Debate about the sequence and mode of introduction of cinerary urns in the earlier Bronze Age also illustrates a healthy divergence of opinions (e.