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the old church's crypt is the final resting place for the president and his beloved wife
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In 1992 Hefner spent $75,000 to buy the crypt next to Monroe’s at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
The remains of five Archbishops of Canterbury were found in a hidden crypt beneath St. Mary-at-Lambeth, a medieval church in London.
He was buried in the crypt beneath the main altar of the Basilica, the final resting place of eight archbishops of Baltimore, including the first, Archbishop John Carroll, and Archbishop James Gibbons, who held the position for 44 years.
The cemetery was closed and a crypt constructed deep beneath St. Michael’s in the seventeenth century.
In the reverberant acoustics of the crypt, the first part of Mozart’s familiar Fantasy in C minor sounded newly ominous, especially given the way Mr. Greilsammer dug into roiling figures in the piano’s low register.
As previously revealed, Hugh purchased the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe – the first Playboy cover girl – at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles for $75,000 in 1992.
But at the bottom of a pristine marble staircase, the temple’s completed underground crypt is a stunning—and somewhat unanticipated—sight.
In a medieval town in the south of France, a crypt tucked beneath a basilica houses one of the world’s most famous sets of human remains, a skull and bones rumored to belong to Jesus’ companion Mary Magdalene.
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Hidden under the main floor of a great church is often a large room, often with a tomb as its centerpiece. Many major European churches were built over the remains of a saint—the Vatican's great St. Peter's Basilica is an example—and instead of having the coffin buried, it was often given its spacious room below ground level. In a large aboveground tomb, or mausoleum, there may be several small chambers for individual coffins, also called crypts; when the comic book Tales from the Crypt made its first appearance in 1950, it was this meaning that the authors were referring to.
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medical Definition of crypt
- a developing tooth in its bony crypt
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