Cemeteries & Mausoleums

Cemeteries & Mausoleums

The difference of Cemeteries & Mausoleums 

Cemeteries and Mausoleums are two different locations to bury the dead. It is commonly misidentified by many, which may result in confusion and sometimes, losing the opportunity to place your loved one is a site such as a mausoleum.

What is a Mausoleum? 

A mausoleum is a massive edifice used to house the remains of a deceased person. It is usually made of stone or concrete. The mausoleum is an independent structure, which is constructed in a private property. It is traditionally used for people of high-stature or for traditional communities where reverence of the dead is paramount. The term Mausoleum came from the structure built for King Mausolus of Turkey, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

What is the cemetery? 

A cemetery is a piece of land privately or publicly owned where the deceased are interred or buried. Cemeteries are common burial grounds where the dead are gathered. The custom dates back into antiquity and ancient cemeteries or burial grounds are among the significant areas for archaeological digs. A graveyard, on the other hand, is a small cemetery that is usually seen behind a church or in a vast manor.