A sarcophagus is a box or container that is used to store a dead body. It's usually made of marble or other materials that are strong enough to protect the body.

  • The body was encased in a sarcophagus made of solid gold.

  • The body was encased in a sarcophagus of solid bronze.

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Example Sentences for sarcophagus

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    The church contains the sarcophagus of the saint.

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    The lid of the sarcophagus was made of pink granite.

  • 3

    At the center of gallery, there is the sarcophagus found only on the island.

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    On the front of the sarcophagus is the same inscription quoted above.

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    In the burial chamber, there also stood the sarcophagus of the queen.

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    The newfound remains were placed in a sarcophagus in the basilica.

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    The rectangular sarcophagus was originally borne on caryatid figures.

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    The crypt in a nearby castle contains the sarcophagus of the Opalinski family.

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    They modeled the figures of the dead, who appeared lying on the sarcophagus.

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    He placed the sarcophagus in the center of the pavilion and reviewed his work.