What is a Mausoleum?

What is a Mausoleum?

By definition, a mausoleum is a burial place that houses a tomb and its structure through a building. Did you know? The use of a mausoleum originated by the Greek architects whose use of the first structure, known as the tomb of the Persian King Mausolus, dates back to 353 BC? Also known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a mausoleum burial holds tradition as it is still used today.

Cross-Cultural Monument

Each corresponding culture and country will use a mausoleum to their discrepancy. For example, in China, it symbolizes the yin and yang worshipping for their ancestors. However, it is not common for Jewish descent to choose a mausoleum as their faith lies in the traditional ground burial. In India, the Taj Mahal mausoleum is a world tourist attraction known for its Persian style with its marble doomed material. Certainly, in the United States, the mausoleum remains a popular form of entombment as it crosses all cultures and religious barriers.

Structural Materials and Modest Designs

Mausoleums take an efficient amount of ground space and are therefore made with high structural materials and modest designs. Usually made with natural stone and reinforced concrete, the longevity and benefits of the mausoleum ensures it remains dry and clean. Since the structure is located outdoors, its interior climate-controlled design also ensures a long-lasting mausoleum burial access year-round. They are completely customizable and vary in sizes and shapes. Historical pyramid-like mausoleum structures still remain a respected and unique design. Today, Greco-Roman classics and modern-day versions of mausoleum designs remain available in two-crypt models and six-crypt walk-ins. 

Affordable and Comfort Made Alternatives

Mausoleum burials do not require a burial vault which makes it cost-efficient but is not solely based on the structure itself. They are constructed with affordability and versatile comfort in mind. Giving you a private or community-style setting, mausoleums are a prestigious and generation-founded option. Families who choose a mausoleum burial usually leave a legacy behind while allowing their heritage and accomplishments to speak for themselves. 

Honoring Survivors 

Ancient kings and world leaders have been recognized time and time again for their true dignity, glorious victories and honorable presence. By offering a mausoleum burial, survivors of all kinds stand tall, are admired from afar and hold a memorialization that is authentic in its truest form. We also take pride in honoring fallen soldiers and uniting families within the cemetery grounds

Choose a mausoleum for your loved one at our Private Family Estates or a Community Style Crypt. See customizable options online at www.mobilememorialgardens.org. We are conveniently located in the Mobile, AL area. If you have suffered a loss and would like to speak to us, please call us at 251-661-1333

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