Example of an Urn Bank

Ash urns are placed in a wall with many others. There are two types of urn banks:

1) Temporary leased cavities - The face of the cavity is covered with a glass door held closed with a lock. One or more urns are visible, and names are typically on the urn. The inside of the case may contain other items of a personal nature such as photographs, flowers, and decorations.

2) Permanent collections - This type is illustrated by the photo below taken in the World War I war-graves cemetery in Prague. The urns themselves are not visible, and a name plaque is permanently fixed to the front of each slot.

cemetery plot

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