Burial or interment is the ritual act of placing a dead person or animal, and/or objects into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing the deceased or the object(s) in it, and covering it over.
Other articles related to "burial":
... Burial is the stage name of William Bevan, an electronic recording artist from London ... Burial's second album, Untrue, was also released to critical acclaim and was the second-highest rated album of 2007, according to the review-collating website, Metacritic ...
... Burial at sea is the practice of depositing the body in an ocean or other large body of water instead of soil ... Sky burial involves placing the body on a mountaintop ...
... Among the Greeks and Romans, both cremation and burial were practiced ... Even God himself is depicted in the Torah as performing burial "And buried him (Moses) in the depression in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor ... Early Christians used only burial, as can be demonstrated from the direct testimony of Tertullian and from the stress laid upon the analogy between the ...
... Tomb in Springfield, Illinois his mother later decided on burial at Arlington National Cemetery and Jack's remains were re-interred there in May 1930 near those of his father ...
... Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground is a natural burial ground located in the village of Lilbourne, 5 miles (8.0 km) from the town of Rugby, England ... It opened in 1994 and was the first privately owned natural burial ground in the country ...
Famous quotes containing the word burial:
“I heard the bell tolled on thy burial day,
I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away,
And, turning from my nursery window, drew
A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu!”
—William Cowper (17311800)
“How shall my animal
Whose wizard shape I trace in the cavernous skull,
Vessel of abscesses and exultations shell,
Endure burial under the spelling wall....”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“On the beach at night,
Stands a child with her father,
Watching the east, the autumn sky.
Up through the darkness,
While ravening clouds, the burial clouds, in black masses spreading,
Lower sullen and fast athwart and down the sky,”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)