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Columbarium
Columbaria
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The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Columbarium (Plural Columbaria)
COLUMBARIUM (plural COLUMBARIA) Meaning dovecot in Latin, the word was used in antiquity to denote a niche in a sepulchral chamber. In modern usage it refers to the monument itself, probably because of its resemblance to a dovecot. These monuments were found all around Rome and Pompeii and take the form