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History of the Belgian crypts

 

 

In our country, at various locations, the remains of our fallen soldiers were buried in a crypt. A crypt is an underground space in a church, chapel or in a cemetery, and is intended as a place of storage or burial of relics or other remains of the deceased.

 

The crypt of Loncin is one that does not fully meet this definition because it is located in the belly of the old fortress of Loncin that was part of the defensive belt of fortresses of the city of Liège.

The crypt of Diksmuide, as they call it in Diksmuide, is no crypt at all since it is not underground.

 

 

 

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Statistics of the photographed graves in crypts

 

 

 

 

 

Crypte at Saint-Mandé near Paris

 

 

 

 

 

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