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A burial ground is an area of land designated for the burying of the dead. A burial ground may be a cemetery or a graveyard.
A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. The term cemetery (from Greek : sleeping place) implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground. Cemeteries in the Western world are the place where the final ceremonies of death are observed. These ceremonies or rites differ according to cultural practice and religious belief.
A graveyard is any place set aside for long-term burial of the dead, with or without monuments such as headstones. It is usually located near and administered by a church.
Since the mid-1800s, the term cemetery has become a more popular label for... more
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