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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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As such, differentiating between the intentional targeting of skeletal elements within a primary burial and unintentional disturbances of earlier interments by subsequent inhumations is often problematic (Haddow et al.
Waterford, the Bristol Speleological Society uncovered significant quantities of human bones including two crouched inhumations that became known as Kilgreany A (an adult female) and Kilgreany B (an adult male).
Stone-fined graves are, by contrast, the preferred form of inhumation in sixth-century cemeteries of Balkan cities and forts and in the Mediterranean area during the 600s.
This theory is supported by the evidence from some Swedish and Norwegian inhumation graves, in which the distribution of bear phalanges indicates the existence of a skin under the body (Petre 1980, 6 f.
80) All of these examples were, however, inhumation burials in which fetuses or neonates were found either interred with their mothers or else actually lodged in the pelvises of female skeletons.
Another inhumation (of a child) is approximately the same in date, though it is unknown whether it had been placed inside the cist or somewhere else.
It is notable that it is also a practice recorded for Taiwan in the Neolithic Beinan Culture, where placing "a large half pot over the face or head of the dead person" was common practice at the Peinan burial site where pottery was also found as grave goods with primary inhumations in slate coffins (Lien 1990: 345,346).
Estudi bioantropologic de les inhumations de les Esglesies de Sant Pere.
More than half the excavated burials in Birka are cremations, but due to the nature of the analyses performed in this paper our study only deals with skeletal material from inhumation burials.
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.
A secondary, inhumation of an adult (probably female) individual has been recorded near Julia Creek to the north, and a secondary interment of some bones from an adult individual within a small, surficial stone cairn is known from within 50 km of the current study site (Bird 2000).
The practise of inhumation itself was not unknown in Finland before, but burying the dead in clothes and with ornaments and weapons was novel (Salo 2012b, 215).