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Sepulchral - Overview
... or cemetery Church monuments – within a church (or tomb-style chests in a churchyard) may be places of interment, but this is unusual they more ... within religious buildings or greater tombs or mausolea Sepulchre – a cavernous rock-cut space for interment, generally in the Jewish or Christian faiths (cf ... Holy Sepulchre) Other forms of archaeological "tombs", such as ship burials As indicated, tombs are generally located in or under religious buildings, such as churches, or in cemeteries or churchyards ...
St Wulfram's Church, Grantham - Architecture - Tombs
... Along the south wall are the remains of two 14th-century tombs of wealthy local merchants ... Near the east end is the Harrington tomb and nearer the parish clerk's office is the tomb of Richard Saltby ... The faces of angels above both tombs have mostly been cut in half, mutilation believed to have occurred during The Reformation or the English Civil War ...
Science And Technology Of The Han Dynasty - Structural Engineering and Public Works - Underground Tombs
... over ten thousand brick-and-stone underground Han tombs had been discovered throughout China ... Earlier Chinese tombs dating to the Warring States were often vertically dug pits lined with wooden walls ... In digging the tomb sites, Han workers would first build vertical pits and then dig laterally, hence the name "horizontal pits" for Han tombs this method was also used ...
Ancient Egyptian Mummies - Tombs
... The simple graves evolved into mud brick structures called mastabas ... Royal mastabas later developed into "step pyramids" and then "true pyramids." As soon as a king took the throne he would start to build his pyramid ...
Society And Culture Of The Han Dynasty - Arts and Crafts
... Han artists and craftsmen decorated the wall bricks lining underground tombs of the deceased with mural paintings and carved reliefs the purpose of this artwork was to aid the deceased in traveling ... Human figurine sculptures found in Han tombs were placed there to perform various functions for the deceased in the afterlife, such as dancing and playing music for entertainment, as well as ... A common type of ceramic figurine found in Han tombs is a female entertainer sporting long, flowing silk sleeves that are flung about while dancing ...

Famous quotes containing the word tombs:

    “All that glistens is not gold,
    Often have you heard that told;
    Many a man his life hath sold
    But my outside to behold.
    Gilded tombs do worms infold.
    Had you been as wise as bold,
    Young in limbs, in judgment old,
    Your answer had not been inscrolled.
    Fare you well, your suit is cold.”
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    How old the world is! I walk between two eternities.... What is my fleeting existence in comparison with that decaying rock, that valley digging its channel ever deeper, that forest that is tottering and those great masses above my head about to fall? I see the marble of tombs crumbling into dust; and yet I don’t want to die!
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    “Justice” was done, and the President of the Immortals, in Æschylean phrase, had ended his sport with Tess. And the d’Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently. As soon as they had strength they arose, joined hands again, and went on.
    The End
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)