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Work on a permanent ossuary began in 1920, and bones were transferred here from the battlefield from 1927.
Work on a provisional ossuary – a building where bones of the dead are kept – began in 1920 to provide a sanctuary for the hundreds of thousands of bones that were scattered throughout the Verdun battlefield site.
The rate for depositing remains in the ossuary is $800, including the price of engraving a name on a plaque; the ossuary rate for veterans is $700, Bachmeier said.
Each columbarium also will have an ossuary, which will hold ashes placed in satin bags in a single underground chamber.
But southern Europeans, Mays says, rarely oppose the excavation of human remains, since bodies are typically buried just long enough for them to decay, at which point the bones are removed from graves and placed in ossuaries.
In 2002, an ossuary surfaced in Israel, which appeared to confirm his identity.
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First Known Use: 1658See Words from the same year
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