Dutch term – Begraven

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Grave digger, print by Jan and Casper Luyken, 1694. Credits: Picturing the past

Begraven means to bury. People were usually buried two to five days after they died, sooner if there was an epidemic. Burials were recorded in the Begraafboek (burial book).

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