Most families today opt for a more traditional burial in the ground and choose a headstone type as a marker for the grave. You can use a mausoleum, a free standing outside building with a tomb inside.
On the inside, a mausoleum often looks like a large and empty chamber with shelves on the sides. These shelves contain the coffins and urns of those people who were placed there after death. A few mausoleums may also contain the valuables of the deceased, but this is rarely the case.
Above-ground burial takes place above the ground in a mausoleum, family estate or other specially designated place. Above-ground burial, also known as inhumation, is a type of burial in which the body of the deceased is buried in a grave or mausoleum.
Burial in the mausoleum may take place after a memorial service, commemoration or memorial service, but the specifics will depend on the unique wishes of the deceased’s relatives. Because many mausoleums are located on the grounds of a cemetery, the rules are likely to be similar to those you follow when buried on the ground.
There may also be rules regarding flowers and other mementos that could be placed inside or near a loved one’s mausoleum or crypt. Like graves in cemeteries, mausoleums have different rules and regulations regarding the content, amount and types of tribute or flower arrangements, places where tribute can be placed, signs that can be placed outside the crypt, and visiting hours.
Mausoleums Can Display Famous Deceased People
For example, mausoleums that contain the bodies of prominent people in history may limit the extent of public access. For example, some mausoleums are ancient stone buildings that almost seem to be the property of a large castle. They have an open room with crypts lined up along the outer walls, or horizontal crypts above ground inside. Like interior vaults, not all tombs in mausoleums typically include mausoleum walls, but rather face the outside of the building rather than inward.
Typically, the interior is a room or series of rooms in the center of the mausoleum, surrounded by crypts where the bodies are kept. Inside the mausoleum (depending on the type of structure) there are crypts walled up in walls or adjacent to the ground. In the mausoleum-sarcophagus there are burials in an underground reinforced concrete structure, only one crypt is visible above the ground.
An above-ground burial space, the mausoleum contains one or more crypts or burial chambers for both the burial of the whole body and the cremation of the ashes. In modern mausoleums, a coffin can be placed in the interior, or numerous crypts (burial chambers) can be built inside to store the remains of all family members. Once a private mausoleum is built, family members do not have to purchase individual crypts, as would be the case if burial in a public mausoleum were chosen.
Mausoleums Are Used by Normies as Well
Those who only want a mausoleum for loved ones can purchase a private space, although the cost of doing so can be quite high depending on a number of factors. By purchasing a family installation, you can share the costs among multiple family members, which will greatly reduce the overall cost of burial in the mausoleum. If you are looking to buy burial land for your family, a private family mausoleum is a great choice.
As with the purchase of burial land, you are not buying graveyard land or mausoleum space. In some cemeteries across Britain, the price of a burial in a mausoleum can be double the cost if you were not a local resident of the city or area where the cemetery is located.
The price of the mausoleum may vary depending on the chosen cemetery, the location of the crypt and the location of your coffin inside the burial chamber. The type of mausoleum you choose depends on how many people you want to rest there, now and in the future, and whether you want the tomb to be completely or partially above ground.
Some Families Reserve Mausoleums for Their Members
In many cases, families choose instead to store coffins in niches/vaults enclosed within mausoleum walls, which we sometimes refer to as crypts or tombs. In recent years, there has been a revival of mausoleums to meet the demand for burial sites in cemeteries in urban areas where there is little or no space for additional burial sites in the ground. As many downtown cemeteries run out of space, more people are starting to build public mausoleums above ground, with burial chambers reaching several stories high.
When visiting a cemetery, you may have seen public mausoleums that look like huge outer walls, with the basement facing out. Like the Heritage Mausoleum pictured above, the Garden Mausoleum is an external structure, usually located in a quiet area of the cemetery. The Garden Mausoleum consists entirely of crypts, and if you want to visit it, you can do it in the open air, just like you would visit a typical underground tomb.
Some of the mausoleums had windows, and many visitors to the Bellefontaine cemetery, myself included, stomped on the grass and tried to look inside. If you walk past the endless gardens and endless charm of the Bellefontaine Cemetery, you will no doubt wonder what it is like to be inside the various mausoleums.
Mausoleums Can Be Accessed Year-Round
Mausoleums are buildings; therefore, they allow people to visit them comfortably all year round, as the crypts are protected from the weather, unlike traditional graves in a cemetery. For the family of the deceased, the mausoleum offers a peaceful place to visit and stay for a while, whatever the weather. A private mausoleum is an elevated structure designed for the eternal resting place of a person or family.
Mausoleums are independent outdoor structures or monuments that contain one or more tombs above ground or directly below the structure. A mausoleum is a tomb that rises above the ground, while a tomb is an enclosure made of wood, brick, stone, or concrete that serves as a container for the coffin during burial.
In cemeteries owned by local authorities, a mausoleum can help solve the problem of limited burial space. This has made mausoleums a common choice in cities like New Orleans, below sea level, where underground burials carry too much risk of flooding.