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Brutalism at the Schoonselhof cemetery. Unidentified headstone seen from the back (rear). Photo © JWG
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Brutalism at the Schoonselhof cemetery. Unidentified headstone seen from the back (rear).
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A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. The term cemetery (from Greek κοιμητήριον: sleeping place) implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground. Cemeteries in the Western world are the place where the final ceremonies of death are observed. These ceremonies or rites differ according to cultural practice and religious belief.

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Other common types of burial places

Specific and rarer types of burial places

Removal of remains from cemeteries

Businesses and professions for cemeteries

Public holidays and traditions in relation to cemeteries

Resources to find cemetery locations or names of those buried

Other topics related to places of burial





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