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Historically, the word mausoleum comes from the large temple-like structure which was erected by Queen Artemisia in the ancient city of Harlicarnassua as the final resting place for her late husband, King Mausolus. Mausolus, from which the word mausoleum is derived, ruled over Caria in Asia Minor and died in 353 B.C. His mausoleum is now regarded as the fifth of the Seven Wonders of the World. The pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India are other examples of ancient mausolea.
For those who wish to be entombed above ground, we offer spaces that allows for protection from the weather in our historic mausoleum. The mausoleum is constructed of natural stone and concrete with a veneer of polished marble and granite. Hand-crafted bronze emblems, vases, portrait cameos, and laser etching may adorn crypt or niche fronts that help to celebrate the memories of loved ones. We offer four types of mausoleum; the climate controlled Community Mausoleum for inside entombment, the Garden Mausoleum with an outside exposure, Cremation Crypts that have a solid granite veneer or Cremorials that encapsulate the urn in our Rose Garden.
A common misconception is that mausoleums are an expensive method for handling remains. However in some cases, the communal sharing of costs and the large number of entombments in one mausoleum can make costs competitive with other kinds of interments especially when you consider the purchase of a grave space, monument, and grave vaults necessary for ground burial.