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A stone or slab used to mark, identify and commemorate a burial. Usually placed at the head or foot of a grave, or at the entrance to a tomb.


Related Terms

Term Note
CHURCHYARD An area of ground belonging to a church, often used as a burial ground.
GRAVE A place of burial.
GRAVE SLAB A stone used to cover a grave.
INSCRIBED STONE A commemorative stone inscribed with words. Use more specific term where appropriate.
SARCOPHAGUS A stone coffin embellished with sculpture. Linked Data resource