A mausoleum is a special building for the purpose of entombment. It is blessed by the Bishop and located within a cemetery. A mausoleum contains crypts designed to hold one or more caskets. A mausoleum may also have columbaria - wall niches for cremation urns. The Diocese of Hamilton has five mausolea. Each also has a chapel area where memorial Masses can be held.
Named for Mausolus, King of Caria, whose wife, Artemisia, built one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A chamber or structure used, or intended to be used, for entombment. A building that houses crypts for burial. A community mausoleum is for many families, and a private mausoleum is generally sold for the use of a single family.
A building, usually constructed of stone, concrete, granite and marble to meet hurricane specifications, designed to house caskets and cremation urns in spaces above ground. Thought of as a dignified and clean, dry way to honor loved ones. Chapel Mausoleum - A mausoleum built to include an enclosed chapel. Garden - A mausoleum that is not enclosed. It is open to the elements and surrounded by the cemetery gardens. Single Crypt - A burial space for one individual within a mausoleum. True Companion Crypt - A burial space designed for two people where the caskets are placed end to end. Couch Crypt - A burial space designed for two people where the caskets are placed side by side. Private Estate Mausoleum - A freestanding mausoleum with one or more crypts or burial spaces. It is usually designed for one family.
a stately or imposing edifice erected as a commemorative burial place for or by a person of distinction, so named in honor of the magnificent tomb of Mausolus (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) erected at Halicarnassus in the 4th cent
A mausoleum (plural: mausolea) is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or persons. A mausoleum may be considered a type of tomb or the tomb may be considered to be within the mausoleum. A Christian mausoleum sometimes includes a chapel.