Columbarium

A columbarium is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns (i.e. urns holding a deceased’s cremated remains). The term comes from the Latin columba (dove) and originally referred to compartmentalized housing for doves and pigeons called a dovecote.

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Columbarium - Gallery
... Interior of a columbarium in Oakland, California (Julia Morgan's Chapel of the Chimes) ... urns are book-shaped Each niche is covered with a marble plaque at this columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia Detail of the ...
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... Genera in the subfamily Columbariinae include Genus Columbarium - type genus Columbarium aapta Columbarium altocanalis Columbarium atlantis Columbarium aurora Columbarium bartletti ...
National Field Of Honour - Memorials - The Columbarium
... The Columbarium has been recently added to meet a growing need for our Veterans and their spouses ... This is being achieved with a twelve-unit Columbarium, offering a choice of over eight hundred exterior niches for cinerary urns ...
United States Naval Academy Cemetery - Columbarium
... In 1987, the Naval Academy constructed a columbarium adjacent to the cemetery on College Creek ... The columbarium was built by the Naval Academy Alumni Association with $500,000 in gifts from alumni and friends of the Academy ... The columbarium offers resting places for those who wish to be inurned at the Naval Academy ...