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Chest tombs are a particular variety of sarcophagus tomb. According to Stories in Stone, they resemble “a large trunk or shipping container” (32).

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Lake View Cemetery has a lot of chest tombs. Usually it’s readily obvious that they’re not real sarcophagi holding a body because they are used as a family monument and then are surrounded by little head-and/or footstones.

Bailey

I find chest tomb monuments to be interesting, but I don’t find the design aesthetic particularly appealing. Individual chest tombs can have beautiful decoration, but it still seems to me a strange basic design to have become fashionable.

Sullivan

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