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noun as in burial place

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They went in the south entrance and made their way to the columned chamber known as the Crypt, lined with historic statues and a replica of the Magna Carta.

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One officer said the crypt looked like something out of a Michael Bay movie, trash strewn everywhere, the air thick with smoke.

After the crypt was cleared, another officer made it to the Capitol rotunda.

The restored stone crypt and the new columbarium have 645 niches.

It faces what had been a holding crypt, where caskets were stored temporarily during the winter when the frozen ground was too hard to turn over.

The long crypt tunnels into a hillside, only visible by a smattering of skylights peeking up between graves.

Because of the German clothing, they were turned over to the Germans, who interred them in a crypt in France.

The “home of the NRA gun collection” was as quiet as a crypt.

But the Vatican has made one thing clear: De Pedis will not be reburied in the church crypt.

In the far corners of the crypt were dozens of boxes of human remains.

A large recess in the wall next to the Papal Crypt is thought to have held her sarcophagus.

The first of these areas which we reach on entering the vineyard is that known as the crypt of St. Lucina.

The names of many Ccilii and other noble Roman families are also found on epitaphs in this crypt.

The same purpose is effected within the crypt by balustrades, and even by parallel galleries to the same chamber.

Then about twenty monks, with their heads buried in immense hoods, came out of the crypt, and stationed themselves in the nave.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crypt, such as: catacomb, cave, cavern, cell, chamber, and compartment.

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