Besides the traditional burial under the ground, came from Neanderthals since the Mousterian cultural period, there are several different types of burials.
Ossuary (lat. ossis- “bone”) - a box, urn, place or building to store skeletal remains. Ancient repository of bone remains date back to the Stone Age and related to the development of funeral traditions. Presumably, storage remains in this form, according to the beliefs of our ancestors, ensured the existence of the deceased in the afterlife. Ossuaries were and still prevalent in different cultures and religious traditions.
Burial vault (crypt )-it is a stone or brick-lined underground space or 'burial' chamber for the interment of a dead body or bodies. Crypts arranged by churches and cemeteries. The most famous and ancient tombs - Egyptian pyramids.
Catacombs-is a system of underground tunnels, often forming a labyrinth, with a niches inside the walls for one or more bodies. First catacombs appeared of pre-Christian era. Reliquary -is a container for relics. These may be the physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures. These arks were a different shape, made of expensive materials and ornamented with great luxury. In the X-XII centuries arks had a view of a house decorated with a gable roof, often with niches in the side walls, contains the figures of the apostles and other saints, and with statues of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Later on spread to custom make reliquary in the form of the church.