The graveyard, cemetery or churchyard is a setting popular in horror and ghost stories, especially at twilight or night time. It can however also be used at broad day light during or after a funeral in any story, or as a place for a role-playing character to go visit the graves of his deceased family or beloved.
A graveyard or cemetery is a place where the deceased are buried, often with neatly arranged graves in the landscape. These graves may or may not have visible tomb stones or crosses on top of them and are regularly ornamented with flowers. Some cemeteries are specifically intended as a memorial place for people who died in a similar occasion, for instance soldiers fallen in battle.
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