Dating sweden ww
For the rest of the 1600’s and 1700’s many parish churches had a burial chapel built.
Another tradition was the creation of burial shields (for the nobility) that were carried during the funeral services and eventually mounted on the wall in the parish church.
Over time the churchyards were organized by community or family.
Graves were marked with planks or crosses made of wood.
In older times, a stone wall was built around churchyards to protect the grounds from larger wildlife.
The wall would have one or more openings, often with a small wooden staircase, with wooden walls built up on the sides and a roof over the top.
Ancient burial places outside of a city are called necropolis.
Jewish and Muslim congregations in Christian countries may have their own burial places often near the larger christian burial areas.
These mass graves might only have been used as a burial place for the duration of the epidemic.Due to war, sometimes there are cemeteries specifically for military use.A churchyard is the area around a church that is often used as a burial place.Modern cemeteries in Sweden are often further out of a town and are equipped with a cemetery chapel.Very few graveyards have been found in Sweden that date back to stone age cultures.