#BurialVaultsMichigan, After a person leaves this world, the coffin becomes his last resting place and it should be a comfortable one. The container that encloses a coffin to help prevent a grave from sinking is known as a burial vault. Burial vaults were formerly made of wood or brick but nowadays it is being made of concrete.
Two centuries-old tombs unearthed beneath historic New York City park. The tombs, which city archaeologists knew existed but were unsure exactly where, were discovered during a water main dig and are about two centuries old.
George Washington was initially buried in the original family burial vault at Mount Vernon. Before his death, however, he had specified that a new brick burial vault be built to replace the crumbling original family vault. George Washington’s body was moved to this new burial vault in 1831 after construction on it was completed.