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Van Ness-Parsons pyramid Green-Wood Cemetery
Mausoleum in Brooklyn of a man who loved Ancient Egypt
Paramore Mausoleum
A typical mausoleum

A mausoleum is a building used to store the remains of people who have died. Instead of being buried in soil, like in a cemetery, they are placed in chambers behind walls, or in a vault under the floor. The word came from the name of an ancient king.

Lenin's Mausoleum

Soviet leader Lenin is a mausoleum. In 1953, Joseph Stalin was buried next to him but his body was removed during destalinization.


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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Mausoleo para niños

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