"Sign of the king of Lower Egypt; from the coffin of Mykerinos, 1633 B.C." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Heiroglyph

"Sign of the king of Lower Egypt; from the coffin of Mykerinos, 1633 B.C." — The Encyclopedia…

Box in which a corpse is buried or cremated.

Burial Casket

Box in which a corpse is buried or cremated.

Coffin was an author of children's stories, mostly. His books include, <em>Story of Liberty, Old Times in the Colonies, Building the Nation, Life of Garfield, Drum-Beat of the Nation,</em> and <em>Marching to Freedom</em>.

Charles Carleton Coffin

Coffin was an author of children's stories, mostly. His books include, Story of Liberty, Old Times

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a dead body. The oldest known sarcophagi are Egyptian, and have been found in certain pyramids.

Egyptian Sarcophagus

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a…

Any box used to bury the dead in is a coffin. Use of the word casket in this sense began as a euphemism introduced by the undertaker's trade in North America; a casket was originally a box for jewelry.

Metallic Coffin

Any box used to bury the dead in is a coffin. Use of the word casket in this sense began as a euphemism…

An oblong box in which a corpse is buried.

Combined Burial Casket Grave

An oblong box in which a corpse is buried.

In the year 1189, Henry II died the saddest death, perhaps, that an old man can die, for his sons had brought down his gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Henry II's Tomb at Fontevrand

In the year 1189, Henry II died the saddest death, perhaps, that an old man can die, for his sons had…

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

Mummy and Cover of Coffin

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting coffins and then finally a sarcophagus.

Mummy Coffin

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting…

"Tudor Rose, from the cedar coffin of Queen Elizabeth."&mdash;Aveling, 1891

Tudor Rose

"Tudor Rose, from the cedar coffin of Queen Elizabeth."—Aveling, 1891

"Sarcophagus, plural Sarcophagi, is a kind of stone used among the Greeks for making coffins, and so called because it was believed to have the property of consuming the flesh of dead bodies deposited in it within a few weeks. Hence a coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest used for containing a dead body. In modern times stone coffins are occasionally used for royal or distinguished persons."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sarcophagus of Scipio

"Sarcophagus, plural Sarcophagi, is a kind of stone used among the Greeks for making coffins, and so…

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a dead body. This illustration is the tomb of Scipios.

Roman Sarcophagus Tomb

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a…

"Another kind of coffins employed by the Chaldeans consisted of two large earthenware vessels, shaped like ancient water-jars, set mouth to mouth and sealed with bitumen."

Glazed Coffins, from Warka

"Another kind of coffins employed by the Chaldeans consisted of two large earthenware vessels, shaped…