Grave (place of interment)
This small gallery gives an overview of graves and related sub-categories. For each, there is a description here and and at least one example reference picture.
This page is meant to help users categorizing images of graves. The categorization scheme 'Grave (place of interment)' gives documentation for Category: Graves and its sub-categories.
A grave is any repository for the remains of the dead.
There are two basic types of grave: inhumation graves (generally just called 'graves') and tombs.
Used in its more specific sense, the word refers to holes dug into the ground for the burial of bodies.
|Empty grave||Filled grave||Archaeologically excavated grave|
Stone lined graves, usually in an archaeological context, sometimes for cremations.
|Cist grave||Kistvaen from Devon & Cornwall|
Structurally enclosed interment spaces or chambers, of varying sizes. The word is used in a broad sense to encompass a number of such types of places of interment, including mausoleums, prehistoric tombs, sarcophagi, sepulkchres and underground tombs. For details, see the Tombs by type gallery.
|See Tombs by type|
|See Tombs by type & Megaliths by type|
As inhumation graves are, by their very nature, beneath the ground, most images of burial graves are actually of the monuments which mark where the grave lies below. The most common type is a gravestone, generally an inscribed upright (sometimes flat) slab of stone. Others include crosses and sculptures, and the less common obelisks, stars, etc. For details, see the Grave marker gallery.
|See Grave markers|
Several graves dug together in a designated area. Images of general landscapes. Images of individual grave markers should only be placed in categories for their specific burial grounds.
Very general word for an area of land set aside for burials. Specific types include military cemeteries and pet cemeteries.
|Cemetery||Military cemetery||Pet cemetery|
A burial ground around a Christian church
Burial ground for unbaptised children which could not be buried in consecrated ground at a churchyard.
|Children's burial ground|
Burial ground of an ancient culture, usually including tombs.
|A prehistoric necropolis||An ancient Egyptian necropolis||An ancient Roman necropolis|
|Museum displayed grave goods||Reconstructed grave goods|
Some graves can be categorized by the rank or otherwise of the person or people within the grave, such as royal graves.