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This page Grave is part of the death series. Cenotaph for Newton (1784) by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée
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This page Grave is part of the death series.
Cenotaph for Newton (1784) by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée

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A grave is a location where a dead body (typically that of a human, although sometimes that of an animal) is buried. Graves are usually located in special areas set aside for the purpose of burial, such as graveyards or cemeteries.

Certain details of a grave, such as the state of the body found within it and any objects found with the body, may provide information for archaeologists about how the body may have lived before its death, including (but not limited to) the time period in which it lived and the culture that it had been a part of.

In some religions, it is believed that the body must be burned for the soul to survive; in others, the complete decomposition of the body is considered to be important for the rest of the soul (see Bereavement).

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