Dead bodies are always buried in #Greece #custom

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Cemetery records in Greece are generally not a good source for genealogical research. The custom in Greece is to bury a person for only 3–5 years, after which the remains are exhumed and placed in an ossuary (osteofylakeion) in a building at the cemetery.

In larger cities some families owned a family plot where the remains of all of the family members were placed and where there may be a gravestone with information about people buried there.