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I found a "disturbing" thing in my building.
I went to the cellar to put the wasching machine and I found that at the end of the stairs, on the wall there was a gravestone with the names of a couple and the dates they were born and death.
WTF is this? I normal to put death people under/in a building?
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:15
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*spooky* maybe it is the name of people that built the building and not a real grave...I do not think that is even allowed!
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:17
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I found a "disturbing" thing in my building.
I went to the cellar to put the wasching machine and I found that at the end of the stairs, on the wall there was a gravestone with the names of a couple and the dates they were born and death.
WTF is this? I normal to put death people under/in a building?

I hope they weren't North American Indians...All sorts of things happen when you build on a sacred burial site. I know, I saw it on TV.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:17
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was the date of death over 20 years ago?

people very rarely have a grave for ever, so after a set time (20 years iirc) you get dug up and reburied\burnt\new grave put over you etc and the headstone removed. what your relatives do with the stone after that is upto them, we have the headstone of someone in the cellar of our house, very posh it is too, no idea what to do with it though so will probably leave it where it is.
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Im amazed bb2, in Peru it is 100 years!
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:19
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Im amazed bb2, in Peru it is 100 years!

space is a bit more limited here
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:21
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I have heard of auslanders not following the rules on "washing Day" before....... but entombing them as a consequence !!!!, that's just ridiculous.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:22
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I have heard of auslanders not following the rules on "washing Day" before....... but entombing them as a consequence !!!!, that's just ridiculous.
Na, just a fair warning for the others
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:22
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I have heard of auslanders not following the rules on "washing Day" before....... but entombing them as a consequence !!!!, that's just ridiculous.
It's a grave misdemeanor.

I have seen this in a few places. Don't see anything wrong with it as long there are no bodies around.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:22
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was the date of death over 20 years ago?

people very rarely have a grave for ever, so after a set time (20 years iirc) you get dug up and reburied\burnt\new grave put over you etc and the headstone removed. what your relatives do with the stone after that is upto them, we have the headstone of someone in the cellar of our house, very posh it is too, no idea what to do with it though so will probably leave it where it is.
I will ckeck again (or maybe not ) but I remember the woman death was 1967, not sure about the man. They actually have the same surname that the actual owner of my flat....
Could be that only the Gravestone is there but not the bodies???? (answer yes please)
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:24
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I will ckeck again (or maybe not ) but I remember the woman death was 1967, not sure about the man. They actually have the same surname that the actual owner of my flat....
Could be that only the Gravestone is there but not the bodies???? (answer yes please)
You could ask your landlord by starting: I've got a bone to pick with you.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:25
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I will ckeck again (or maybe not ) but I remember the woman death was 1967, not sure about the man. They actually have the same surname that the actual owner of my flat....
Could be that only the Gravestone is there but not the bodies???? (answer yes please)

bodies won't be there, the spirits might be though
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:25
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:26
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Re: Gravestone

As mentioned above, buried bodies are dug up after 20-25 years and the bones placed in ossiaries (or crushed, not sure about that though). The gravestone is then returned to the family.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:28
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bodies won't be there, the spirits might be though
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Yes, nothing to be worried about. When the local cemetery needs space, the Commune/Gemeinde just puts an article in the local paper asking families to take gravestones if they wish to keep them.
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That's why grave stones are placed next to the schnapps bottles.
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I still found it disturbing...but better, we all know that spirits stays with bodies not with gravestones!!
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:35
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I still found it disturbing...but better, we all know that spirits stays with bodies not with gravestones!!
Whats the difference between that and the signs you see engraved outside some houses anouncing that so and so lived and died there many years ago?
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:39
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Whats the difference between that and the signs you see engraved outside some houses anouncing that so and so lived and died there many years ago?
They are not a famous writer/actor/painter/dancer....
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