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Family Tombs and Crypts
Transcript of Family Tombs and Crypts
Wealthy were placed beneath the church
Extremely wealthy was placed on their own estate
On the outer edge of property
Also found in cemeteries and other religious buildings Worked Cited Funeral Customs in Shakespearian Times
What were funerals like in the Elizabethan era?
What Are Crypts, Mausoleums & Tombs?
By Melissa Sherrard
www.elizabethan.org Individual room under the earth
Vary in size
Usually holds an entire family
Reinforced with stone
Provides support and protection Family crypts and tombs in the Elizabethan era A little about family crypts Who Owned Crypts? Crypts were not common
A sign of wealth and status
Expensive and a luxury
Wealthy people also had the luxury of headstones and coffins
The poor could not afford coffins, headstones or crypts What did a Crypt Contain? Remains
Objects of religious value
Candles and herbs