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necropolis a burial place, esp. a large cemetery of an ancient city.
potter's field an area set aside for the burial of the friendless poor or unknown individuals.
reburial combined form of burial.
repository a burial chamber; tomb. [1/3 definitions]
Saqqara village in Egypt near Cairo that served as the site of burial grounds for rulers of ancient Egypt and is home to some of the oldest pyramids.
sepulcher a sacred vault for burial; tomb. [1/3 definitions]
sepulture the act of placing in a tomb or sepulcher; interment; burial.
Stratford-on-Avon a town in central England that is William Shakespeare's birthplace and burial place; Stratford-upon-Avon.
tomb a hole dug in earth or rock for the burial of one or more dead persons; grave. [1/3 definitions]
undertaker a person in the profession of preparing corpses for burial or cremation and arranging funerals; mortician. [1/2 definitions]
vault1 a burial chamber. [1/7 definitions]
wake1 a vigil kept over the body of a dead person before burial. [1/8 definitions]
winding sheet a cloth in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; shroud.