A vault wholly or partly under ground; especially, a vault under a church, whether used for burial purposes or for a subterranean chapel or oratory.
an underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place
A vaulted underground room beneath a church which may be used either as a burial place or for storage
A vaulted chamber made to house graves and relics, generally located beneath the chancel. Many crypts were very large, to allow numbers of pilgrims access.
Burial place in a church, usually under the choir.
A crypt is a long, horizontal storage area inside a mausoleum, specially built to hold one or more caskets. After entombment the crypt is sealed. The exterior of each crypt includes names, dates and a place for flowers and a photo. Like lots, crypts can be purchased in advance.
from the Greek word «hide». The underground part of a church in which the relics of saints were often hidden.
A concrete enclosure for interment. Mausoleum crypts are generally above ground and in buildings. Crypts in garden mausoleums also are usually above ground but are open to the outside rather than being in an enclosed building. Types of crypts are: Mausoleum Crypt - interior; Garden Crypt - exterior; Lawn Crypt - below ground.
A burial chamber (as a vault) in a mausoleum.
a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
a chamber or compartment under a church or public building
a large, stone chamber or vault used to store the deceased
an underground chamber, housed inside an above ground structure named mausoleum
A chamber or vault used as a burial place for multiple interments.
Underground chamber or vault, usually beneath the presbytery of a church and used for burial or sometimes as an oratory.
means a space in a mausoleum used or intended to be used for the entombment of human remains.
Low room underneath the choir of the church used as a sepulchral vault. From the Greek kryptós meaning "hidden." Examples include the crypt at Notre-Dame in Paris.
Technically, any chamber that holds a casket and human remains. More narrowly, an individual chamber in a mausoleum.
A vault with an arched or domed ceiling or a chamber in which a body is placed. A crypt is usually totally or partly underground. Historically crypts were often built beneath the main floor of a church, usually as a burial place. Today the drawers that hold bodies in aboveground mausoleums are often called crypts.
The rooms below the cathedral designated as burial chambers.
area below the cathedral traditionally reserved for burial chambers.
An enclosure for a casket in a mausoleum or underground chamber, as beneath a church.
A vault or room used for keeping remains.
A church's main burial place, usually below the choir.
A space in a mausoleum or other building to hold casketed human remains or cremated remains in an urn.
A vaulted space under part of a building, wholly or partly underground; in Medieval churches, normally the portion under an apse or a chevet.
Vault or chamber under the church
The vaulted passage and chapels beneath the main floor.
A space in a mausoleum or other building to hold cremated or whole remains.
An underground chamber or vault.
In medieval terms, a crypt (from the Latin crypta and the Greek kryptē) is a stone chamber or vault, usually beneath the floor of a church or castle, usually used as a chapel or burial vault possibly containing sarcophagi, coffins or relics of important persons such as saints or high ranking church officials.