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A structure where somebody has been buried. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: in usePage for proposal


This tag is for mapping tombs, i.e. structures where people have been buried.

How to map

Place a node node in the middle of the tomb or map the outline area of the tomb.

Detailed tagging

To add further detail you can use use the key tomb=* with the following values:

Tag Description Photo
tomb=tumulus Tumulus Evessen Tumulus 2.jpg
tomb=rock-cut Rock-cut tombs Matala caves.jpg
tomb=hypogeum Hypogeum Etruscan hypogeum.jpg
tomb=war_grave War grave Vestre Kirkegård World War I Commonwealth war graves.jpg
tomb=mausoleum Mausoleum Taj Mahal in March 2004.jpg
tomb=columbarium Columbarium Ballybeg Priory St. Thomas Columbarium Nesting Boxes 2012 09 08.jpg
tomb=crypt Crypt Wola Gułowska-trumna.jpg
tomb=pyramid Pyramid Pyramids of Egypt1.jpg
tomb=sarcophagus Sarcophagus Contantinople Christian sarcophagus circa 400.jpg
tomb=vault Burial vault Perelachaise-p1000391.jpg
tomb=tombstone (deprecated) Do not use this tag because a tombstone is not a kind of tomb Grob2.jpg

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

See Also

Common/Possible Tagging Mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!