Tomb

A tomb (from Greek: τύμβος - tumbos) is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally any structurally enclosed interment space or burial chamber, of varying sizes.

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Famous quotes containing the word tomb:

    A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 24:11.

    Response to women who describe the empty tomb of Jesus.

    She hears, upon that water without sound,
    A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
    Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
    It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)