What’s Inside the Crypt?

This “crypt” was actually used to store cemetery implements. It was built first to the other one in the Hinesburg Village Cemetery. As you’ll be able to see, this vault is quite small. Given the position of the door, which was NOT budging, I could not walk in. A friend was with me and sheContinue reading “What’s Inside the Crypt?”

Let’s Enter the Tomb!

“A receiving vault or receiving tomb,[1] sometimes also known as a public vault, is a structure designed to temporarily store dead bodies in winter months when the ground is too frozen to dig a permanent grave in a cemetery. Technological advancements in excavation, embalming, and refrigeration have rendered the receiving vault obsolete. Receiving vaults largelyContinue reading “Let’s Enter the Tomb!”

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