A graveyard (from Old English graf "pit"; yairden "garden, open place") is any place set aside for long-term burial of the dead, with or without monuments such as headstones.

In countries with a Christian tradition it is usually located near and administered by a church. From the early 19th century, new burying grounds were frequently founded as cemeteries, which are burying grounds that are separate from a church or parish.

Read more about Graveyard:  Origins and Class Distinctions, Graveyards Replaced By Cemeteries, Burial in Graveyards After The 19th Century, Present Status

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... Retrace allows players to replay a spell from the graveyard by paying its mana cost and all associated costs with the additional cost of discarding a land card ... Unlike with flashback, a card cast from the graveyard with retrace is not exiled, and returns to the graveyard after it resolves ...
St. Nahi's Church - Graveyard
... Many Irish Republican graves lie within the graveyard, including the gravestones of Lorcain McSuibhne, a member of the Irish Republican Army killed in 1922 in Kildare ... The graveyard also contains many Royal Irish Constabulary Officers and Freemasons ... published in 1895, claims that there are “tens of thousands” of burials within the graveyard, a credible figure considering its age ...
Graveyard - Present Status
... Thousands of graveyards still stand across the world today and are usually the place where the oldest graves of a community or part of a city can be found ... for other functions in part or in whole, with or without a graveyard still situated on it ... In other cases, the churches themselves removed the headstones in the graveyards, to recreate a park-like environment or wildlife area in the churchyard ...
Stogi, Pomeranian Voivodeship - Former Mennonite Village of Heubuden
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    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Since the last one in a graveyard is believed to be the next one fated to die, funerals often end in a mad scramble.
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