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Question 1: Some of the limestone ossuaries that have been discovered, particularly around the ________ area, include intricate geometrical patterns and inscriptions identifying the deceased.

Question 2: The village of Wamba in the province of Valladolid, ________ has an impressive ossuary of over a thousand skulls inside the local church, dating from between the 12th and the 18th centuries.

Question 3: Among the pre-________ Sogdians [1] in the region of central Asia, the name for an ossuary was tanbar.
7th century11th century8th century6th century

Question 4: In ________, the Zoroastrians used a deep well for this function from the earliest times (circa 3,000 years ago) and called it astudan (literally, "the place for the bones").
IranIran–Iraq WarAzerbaijanIraq

Question 5: During the time of the ________, Jewish burial customs included primary burials in burial caves, followed by secondary burials in ossuaries placed in smaller niches of the burial caves.
Bar Kokhba revoltSecond Temple of JerusalemKohen GadolSolomon's Temple

Question 6: A more recent example is the Douaumont ossuary in France that contains the remains of more than 130,000 French and German soldiers that fell at the ________ during World War I.
Battle of PasschendaeleWestern Front (World War I)Battle of VerdunBattle of the Frontiers

Question 7: The catacombs beneath the Monastery of San Francisco in ________, Peru also contain an ossuary.
CallaoBuenos AiresMexico CityLima

Question 8: The custom of secondary burial in ossuaries did not persist among Jews past the Second Temple period nor appear to exist among Jews outside the land of ________.
United StatesIsraelArmeniaGreece


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