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  • n. Plural form of burial.

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Examples

  • Luxury items placed in burials were a common practice during Classic times.

    The Ancient Maya - A Commercial Empire

  • Because the cemetery dates back to the mid-19th Century, the honor roll of burials is full of Industrial Era magnates and robber barons.

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  • In Tibetan burials, a monk stripped the flesh from the bone of a corpse and cut the body into pieces, so vultures could devour the remains.

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  • The burials are a gesture of respect for lives cut short, she adds, and the patients aren't told.

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  • The infants 'remains and the clusters of adults' bones were believed to be in secondary burials, meaning they were buried someplace else first.

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  • The population of Gloucester may readily be inferred from the number of houses which King found in the returns of hearth money, and from the number of births and burials which is given in Atkyns's

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1

  • "Nazca pottery gives us very interesting information about the role of trophy heads, both in the hands of warriors and also in ritual activities, such as burials and ritual caches," said archaeologist and lead author Kelly Knudson of Arizona State University in Tempe.

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  • While Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, Saqqara served as its graveyard, and remained an important complex for burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years, well into Ptolemaic and Roman times.

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  • Scholars have long tried to make sense out of one of the oddities of the archaeological world —bodies pulled from ignominious burials in cold water bogs everywhere from Ireland to Russia.

    Bog bodies baffle scientists

  • Sometime after 200 A.D., burials were banned in the city, because of crowding and land values.

    Charles R. Wolfe: Pondering Artifacts of Displacement in the Sustainable City

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