A skull that I have exhumed while preparing the vault for a new burial. reddit.com/gallery/rzqxp6
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Martin_the_Maker
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Dead bodies should be buried naked in the dirt, without casket or burial vault.

When a person dies, the body has nothing to contribute to the world anymore unless donated. Embalming a body, digging a giant hole to fill with concrete to create a vault and then placing the person inside of a casket, inside of the vault is pointless and a waste of space and resources. When people die, they should just be placed naked (or in easily compostable clothes) straight into the ground. Then they can naturally decompose and nourish the soil around them. Therefore they still contribute the earth. You can still place a grave marker there and come to pay your respects but it is absolutely unnecessary to have all that extra waste involved.

Edit: I am only speaking about people that choose burial. Not comparing it to cremation.

2nd edit addition: Thank you to the people that actually read the full post and not just the title. And thank you to the numerous people that recommended the "Ask A Mortician" youtube channel. Here's a link to her video "Are dead bodies dangerous?"

https://youtu.be/yw7bsNKsABQ

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I work at a funeral home, and I love finding old stuff! A very generous owner lets me a keep a lot of the treasures I’ve come across. This was a corporate Christmas gift from the burial vault company, Wilbert.
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Can anyone help with attribution? German States coin, 2x2 lists details as Churpfalz (Kurpfalz) from 600AD-612AD. I can't find it online so maybe that's wrong. Cool story on the 2x2 about how it was retrieved from a Burial Vault in Wurzburg after shelling during WWII. imgur.com/a/70y0HCG
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πŸ‘€︎ u/brb214
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Do burial vaults/crypts smell bad? I was thinking of Prince Philip’s internment in the royal burial vault. I have heard that the caskets there are lined with lead, so I would think the smell would be strong.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/poppycarew
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Maybe zombies do exist, but they're still in their graves because they would have to break through a casket, a burial vault, and six feet of dirt.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Animeking1108
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Chapel-burial vault, Derevyanchitsy, Belarus [OC] [1600x1055]
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πŸ‘€︎ u/zzuka
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LA County COVID-19 Deaths Continue to Climb, With 294 New Deaths Reported - Funeral homes swamped with a shortage of burial vaults & boxes for cremations. New infections (6492, lowest in weeks) and hospitalizations (7,263) continue downward trend, but could be a lull for both. nbclosangeles.com/news/co…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Cinemaphreak
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Burial Vaults?

What are your thoughts on using burial vaults? In Connecticut most cemeteries require a vault or outer burial container to protect the cemetery grounds. Do you feel that they are a worthwhile purchase or a waste of money? If you are pro-vault what vault do you recomend?

Edit: Clarified requirements

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Salvador-Zombie
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SEPULCHRE noun noun: sepulcher a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried. Similar: tomb vault burial place burial chamber crypt catacomb mausoleum sarcophagus pyramid grave mastaba undercroft
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πŸ‘€︎ u/mark30322
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The Chase Vault is a burial vault that was built in 1727, in the cemetery of the Christ Church Parish Church in Oistins, a coastal city of Barbados. Upon opening the Chase Vault, the coffins were found out of place and the most suspicious thing was that the sand had no traces of footprints. open.spotify.com/episode/…
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What damage to cremation vaults have you seen/heard of after decades of burial?

Hello,What damage / failures have you seen in cremation vaults when unburying them after a long time, perhaps to add a second URN?

Sorry if it's off topic. It seems impossible to find useful information on plastic cremation vaults such as type of plastic (since different ones decompose at different rates), how long the epoxy glue might last, etc. I'm trying to protect our wooden box of ashes. Strongly leaning into using a Pelican case instead since I can't seem to find useful info. . .

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πŸ‘€︎ u/King_Tofu
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A burial vault built,1890 with internal escape hatches to allow the victim of accidental premature burial to escape. imgupload.io/image/RAKA4
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πŸ‘€︎ u/chem-ops
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New York City workers unearth 200 year old burial vaults beneath Washington Square Park theguardian.com/us-news/2…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/toomanyairmiles
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Trying to find these to order. Used as burial vault nameplates. More info in comments.
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Approaching the Green Lord's burial vault

An example hazard-as-custom-move that I'm writing for Stonetop. Thoughts and feedback appreciated!

Sethra’s lair is an old Green Lord tomb, and the mummified Maker is still ensconced in its central vault. The vault is protected by a series of passages that are warded with fae magic: the Hall of Humility, the Hall of Gratitude, and the Hall of Sacrifice. The halls ensure that anyone who approaches the vault does so with proper respect.
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>When you stand in the antechamber and look upon the archway, tell us whether you carry any iron or steel on your person. If you do, a slab of unworked stone blocks the passage for you and resists any attempts to destroy or bypass it. If you do not, a dark hallway stretches before you and you may enter freely.

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>When you enter the Hall of Humility, choose 1:
- Tell us of a moment that left you feeling humbled and small before the natural world; you may then proceed to the Hall of Gratitude.
- Tell us of a personal triumph, a moment that fills you with pride and self-satisfaction; you then exit the Hall of Humility and find yourself back in the antechamber.

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>When you enter the Hall of Gratitude, you see a shifting tableau of ancient peoples living and learning at the feet of tall, magnificent beings. Roll +WIS: on a 10+, you witness someone learning a skill or trade that is nowadays taken for grantedβ€”describe the scene, then move on to the Hall of Sacrifice; on a 7-9, you find yourself living one of these ancient livesβ€”describe the task you are performing for the Makers and how you realize that this life isn’t yours, then mark Dazed and move on to the Hall of Sacrifice; on a 6-, the tableau shifts and you find yourself living a life of savagery, brutality, sickness, hunger, and wantβ€”tell us a hardship you experience most cruelly, and mark all three debilities. Then tell us how you find your true self again, and move on to Hall of Sacrifice.

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>When you enter the Hall of Sacrifice, you find yourself alone in a vaulted stone passage, endless in each direction but dimly lit from no discernable source. To reach the end, you know in your heart that you must offer a sacrifice to the lord of this place. If you…
- Offer a work of mortal hands, something this place would never have seen before, erase it from your inventory and roll +INT.
- Offer a powerful memory, cl

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πŸ‘€︎ u/J_Strandberg
πŸ“…︎ Nov 27 2019
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Burial Vault - Return To Point Zero (Germany, 2015; FFO: In Vain, Fragments of Unbecoming, Nailed To Obscurity) youtube.com/watch?v=IFoNK…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/L_Flavour
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TIL of the Chase burial Vault in Barbados. The heavy lead and granite coffins inside are said to inexplicably move on their own into odd configurations, always being found "in a confused state, having been apparently tossed from their places" with no signs of break-in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Crusader583
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Burial Vault - The Quest of Afterlife [Full Demo - France, 1992] youtube.com/watch?v=TBemg…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Tunga88
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Era of Hate - Rest in Peace (Slovenia, 2014; FFO: Burial Vault, In Vain) youtube.com/watch?v=lyBP4…
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The Death and Burial of Elizabeth I: Hidden Tales from Inside the Vault thetudortravelguide.com/2…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/historybuffCO
πŸ“…︎ Jul 20 2019
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A burial vault was found by city workers today near Washington Square Park. dnainfo.com/new-york/2015…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/danielleiat
πŸ“…︎ Nov 05 2015
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This burial vault box from 1960 that was in my attic until today. I know it's from '60 because the son of the original owners died that year.
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The Burial Vault

I remember the first time I saw the cemetery; my grandfather and I drove by it on the highway as we were on our way to a baseball game. It was hidden for the most part by neglected brush and overgrowth, but some of the faded obelisks and monuments were still visible from the highway. My grandfather, who was always a kind and gentle man suddenly became very rigid and uncomfortable, almost frightened when I noticed the cemetery and asked him about it.

β€œIt’s dangerous there; it’s unhallowed ground.”

β€œThe ground is hollow?” I asked. I was only seven at the time.

β€œIn a sense, but no. Unhallowed is what I said and that means it’s not holy. The land hasn’t been blessed like it aught to. It’s been cursed. It’s a very dangerous place, rapists, murderers, and drug addicts hang out in there. Promise me you will never go there.”

I promised my grandfather that I never would, but over the years I grew more and more curious about the cemetery and when I was in my early teens, I convinced my older brother Todd to drive out there with me to check it out. It took a little bribery, but he agreed to take his morbid little sister across town to check out β€œsome shitty cemetery” in exchange for my silence when he would sneak out to meet up with his girlfriend.

The cemetery was not easy to gain access to, most of it was surrounded by a tall chain link fence and thick brush. When the bypass was built in the 1950’s, it was constructed over the main road that lead to the old cemetery and cut off the only entrance that was approachable by car. Because of this, we had to park at the bottom of a dead end street and take a trail through the woods to the cemetery. The trail had been created by teenagers who used the old cemetery to hang out and drink the booze they lifted from their parents. They had cut a hole in the fence years ago which had grown to become an entire missing section of fence.

My brother and I spent a couple hours wandering among the graves reading the inscriptions and noticed that the dates on the stones seemed to descend chronologically as we went deeper in to the cemetery. We were enthralled by the headstones and their weather-worn lettering. Many of the stones were crumbled and covered in moss while others were nearly absorbed in to trees that had grown up around them.

Nature always finds a way, I thought to myself.

At the back of the cemetery was the oldest of the graves, many dating back to the early 1600’s. There were mausoleums built in to the side of a

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πŸ‘€︎ u/McGrupp76
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17th Century burial vault discovered 'accidentally' during building work at Gloucester Cathedral. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/toomanyairmiles
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"I believe what we're seeing is a paradigm shift in death care. We have been impeding the natural cycle with sealed caskets, burial vaults and bodies full of chemicals. " alternet.org/environment/…
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Why Are Tens of Thousands of Plastic β€œBurial Vaults” Stacked in a Field Near Madison, Georgia? cryptogon.com/?p=2957
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πŸ‘€︎ u/irishkev
πŸ“…︎ Jul 20 2008
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[Spanish > English] Cultural translation/significance: This inscription on a burial vault in Mexico
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πŸ‘€︎ u/mingus-dew
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PDF copy of FASCINATING book on the excavations of 18th - 19th century burial vaults, Spitalfields, London. archaeologydataservice.ac…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/nursebeast
πŸ“…︎ Mar 23 2017
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Saw this truck carrying cemetery burial vaults on Main and Laurel this morning.
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This truck carrying cemetery burial vaults.
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TIL that Hugh Hefner purchased the burial vault next to Marilyn Monroe as his future place of final rest. seeing-stars.com/Buried2/…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/BeBeKiKi
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According to the Funeral Rule, is it illegal for a cemetery to require consumers to purchase a burial vault for cremated remains? [IL]

I've been doing some reading and some of the specifications in the Funeral Rule have confused me. I know that it states a cemetery cannot tell me state law requires an outer burial container, but can they require me to purchase one?

I know where they're coming from regarding preservation of the grounds and urn collapse, but we're not having an urn. Afaik, in Illinois we are allowed to request a green burial to fulfill religious requirements that specify remains must contact earth. Return and renewal and all that. So if the only thing going into the grave is a specified amount of dirt/pulverized bone dust like fragments, there's nothing to collapse. My sisters and I are younger and not very established, so we're pretty poor and could really use they money they want for a cremation vault on other memorial expenses. It doesn't seem fair for them to require this of us when what creates the need and the law (the existence of a burial urn that will collapse) doesn't exist. We can't go to another cemetery because my mom's wishes were to be buried in the family plot with her mom. This is a Catholic cemetery and they say it's a requirement of the Archdiocese, but that shouldn't change what is allowed by law, right?

Tl;dr a cemetery (not funeral home) is requiring my family to purchase a vault for cremated remains. Is this legal?

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πŸ‘€︎ u/ZeevaZach
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Maybe zombies do exist, but first they have to get through a casket, a burial vault, and a lot of dirt.
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