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burial,

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).

Burial

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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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Families of eligible decedents may also order a memorial headstone or marker when remains are not available for interment.
Church on Wednesday 10th January at 11:00am followed by interment at Berwick Cemetery.
An ongoing class-action lawsuit against Grand View's owners filed by plot owners has restricted interments.
Both wall crypt and niche property are available at the Cathedral City Memorial-Park, or if families prefer, interment can take place in any of Forest Lawn's five properties in Southern California, including its cremation garden at Hollywood Hills, or at a cemetery of a family's choosing.
In dismissing the consolidated petitions with a vote of 9-5, the high court said President Rodrigo Duterte did not abuse his discretion in allowing the interment of Marcos at the LNMB.
Funeral Service and Interment at St Michael's Church, Brynford on Friday 13th May at 12.
Family and friends please meet for service followed by interment at Whitley Bay Cemetery on Friday 6th May at 1.
Where organ retention has been confirmed, the remains will either be released to the family for private interment or at the family's request be interred at a memorial garden at Allerton Cemetery.
Rebecca Lee's funeral will be held at Our Lady and St James Church, Bangor, on March 12 at noon, followed by interment at Bangor New Cemetery.
Clare Catholic Church in Canyon Country before interment at Eternal Valley.
Davis served on the Garden Grove Community Foundation Board of Directors, is a past president of the Interment Association of California, and served as chairman of the American Cemetery Association's Small Cemetery Conference.
Service in Wooler Parish Church on Friday 22nd September at 11:00am followed by Interment in Wooler Churchyard.