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hypogeum \ hahy-puh-JEE-uhm, hip-uh- \ , noun; 1. an underground burial chamber. 2. Ancient Architecture . the underground part of a building, as a vault.


The funeral of the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanov of Russia,a paternal uncle to Nicholas,in 1908.The Grand Duke died of pneumonia in Paris on 27 November (14 November O.S.) 1908.He was the first to be interred in the new Grand Ducal Burial Vault which had been constructed to hold the remains of the non-reigning Romanovs. "AL"


St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle The burial site of King Henry VIII. The black slab in the isle is the tomb marker of his vault, shared with Jane Seymour,


The Moving Coffins of Chase Vault. Here is an interesting burial vault in which the coffins were found to be moved everytime it was opened. Head to this link to learn more:


Lincoln's Original receiving vault shortly after his death on May 4, 1865. He is now in the underneath the memorial erected in the background of this vault seen here.From 1836-1901,over the next 36 years, his body will not rest. His coffin was moved 17 times& opened another 5 times until his final resting place was completed finally placing him in Memorial Hall in a steel cage in concrete more than 10 feet deep.