fu·ner·ary | \ˈfyü-nə-ˌrer-ē \

Definition of funerary 

: of, used for, or associated with burial a pharaoh's funerary chamber

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Ackroyd reports on a few suggestive funerary monuments and quotes from literary works satirizing queers and, from time to time, allowing their love to peep out, but most of his early evidence comes from criminal trials. Caleb Crain, New York Times, "In One City, 2,000 Years of Gay History," 21 June 2018 Museum officials are quick to note that while the Sphinx and other artifacts will not be on view after this weekend, mummies and Egyptian funerary artifacts will be on hand for visitors to see throughout the renovation. Stephan Salisbury,, "Visit the Penn Museum's Sphinx this weekend, or wait another 4 to 6 years," 5 July 2018 Mounted on a lavender wall, the skull is decorated with Swarovski crystals, painted flowers and a cute oval funerary portrait of the mare itself under an ornate rendering of its name. Will Heinrich, New York Times, "‘Queenie’ Shows the Force of Latin Women in Art," 6 June 2018 The tomb contained the remains of four occupants — three men and a woman — and funerary wares. Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, "Roman Tomb Unearthed; to Everyone’s Surprise, It’s Intact," 1 June 2018 Those are Terry’s, taken of memory jugs, which are African-American funerary objects. Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times, "She Married an Artist, and Now Finds Comfort in His Work," 13 Feb. 2018 The new find indicates that rulers kept up the practice of funerary boats longer than previously thought. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "A 3,800-Year-Old Boat-Tomb Was Unearthed in Egypt," 9 Nov. 2016 Trouche has been researching the 18th-century fashion parades during which the city’s local fashion plates would walk up and down the Alyscamps, an ancient Roman necropolis lined with funerary stones and monuments, flaunting their latest finery. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "A Brief History of the Arlesienne Fashion Plates Who Inspired Alessandro Michele’s Cruise Collection," 8 June 2018 And tribes from Alaska to Connecticut have used a United States law passed in 1990 to reclaim Native American remains and sacred or funerary objects. Gillian Flaccus, The Christian Science Monitor, "British Museum to return Native American artifacts to Oregon tribe," 5 June 2018

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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