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A crypt is a large, stone chamber or vault used to store the deceased. Crypts are usually found in cemeteries but are also occasionally found on personal estates.

Weathy or prestigious families will often have a "family crypt" in which all members of the family are stored. Many royal families for example, have vast crypts containing the bodies of dozens of former royals.



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