Mausoleums are aboveground burial chambers made from stone, and are a freestanding tribute to the deceased.
They can be used for a single person or a whole family burial chamber. The tradition of a mausoleum has been around for thousands of years.
Mausoleums were traditionally only for royalty or the wealthy, but now personal or family mausoleums can sometimes be less expensive than a grave.
Mausoleums are a popular way to show respect to the deceased person particularly in the Catholic and Italian traditions.
The range of Italian memorials can be seen at many gardens and cemeteries around the world.
Jewish memorials represent a symbol of honour for the departed. Erecting a Jewish monument over a grave is an ancient Jewish tradition.
The memorial is generally erected within the first year after passing. The timeline for Jewish memorial ceremonies can change, depending on the customs and traditions of the departed.