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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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There are for instance indications that throughout the time span under review, underground cremation and inhumation graves may have been far more common than the archaeological record reveals (Lang 2007a, 217 ff.
In this interpretation, it is important to notice that from the 13th century inhumation cemetery in Pada, which lies in the same settlement unit, four locally made tin pendants have been discovered (Kurisoo 2012, 216).
Besides the mentioned objects there were a few fragments of animal bone with traces of working, for instance a split long bone at a depth of 30 cm near the western inhumation.
In addition, the dates of these two cemeteries fall into the most distinctive period of the east Lithuanian barrow culture (generally, the 5th century), which is marked not only by a shift from inhumation to cremation, but also by signs of contacts with Central and Southern Europe (witnessed by specific artefacts, e.
Iron Age 2 (100 BC-AD 200) is represented by two clusters of inhumation burials at Noen U-Loke.
The fact that no remains of a stone circle or ring wall were found can be explained by the presence of the abovementioned inhumation, which may have destroyed the stone circle in this part of the grave.
We hope our work at Zvejnield will inspire reassessment of the more standard Mesolithic inhumations to elucidate further the complex ways in which the hunter-gatherers of the Northern European Mesolithic buried their dead.
13, middle left) is known from an inhumation grave found in Krasiukovskaia in the Rostov region of Russia.
Excavations were undertaken at Grove Farm, in Wessex, from 1986 to 1990, and unearthed 42 inhumation burials probably spanning from the late fifth and sixth centuries.
I agree that the North Sea region is best considered as a whole, with many phenomena such as furnished inhumation or Grubenhauser occurring widely at around the same time, in response to changes related to the break up of the western Roman empire, and are not obviously ancestral to one region and transported to another via invasion or migration.