What are the Tombstones?

The departure of your loved ones is absolutely a devastating experience. It’s a harsh reality and truth that is to be accepted, that each creature has to die one day for sure. In most places, the cremation process is done by burying the dead body within a coffin. The graveyard must have a unique identity to recognize the history of the body. 

A tombstone is a long and large flat stone that stands at the one end of a grave and depicts a dead person’s names, dates, etc. The significance of these stones shouldn’t be overlooked. Let’s, have a look at the intricate details of this stone.

Origin of tombstone

The word tombstone is made-up by combining the word ‘tomb,’ from the Greek word ‘symbol’ meaning burial mound, and stone from the word ‘still’ meaning ‘pebble.’ This word was introduced in English around the year 1560. It was used to describe the lid of a coffin made up of stone. 

Use 

Typically, a hauaplaadid (tombstone) was the lid of a stone coffin. It is used to lie or stand at a particular end of the grave, inscribed with details like the name and dates of the dead body. Most people use to inscribe famous quotes or lines on the stone.  

Life expectancy

The tombstone is made-up of a cemetery, and while keeping it open beneath the scorching sun and storming rain, its longevity can prevail. To prolong the life span of the stone, one must look for high-quality slab material that can easily resist extraordinarily high and low temperatures.  

Most gravestones and tombstones are probably, made over the last few decades. They are still standing perfectly because of rock materials like graphite and slates. Marble is not a legit consideration for serving the longevity purpose.

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Patrick is a part-time fitness trainer and pursuing his Master’s in American Literature from Stanford University. He wishes to share his fitness plan with others to help them achieve their goals in terms of fitness and education.