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Question 1: In Ancient Egypt, a sarcophagus formed the external layer of protection for a royal mummy, with several layers of coffins nested within, and was often carved out of ________.

Question 2: Sarcophagi – sometimes metal or plaster as well as limestone – were also used by the ancient Romans until the early ________ preference for interment underground, often in a limestone sepulchre, led to their falling out of favor.
Christian burialOrthodox ChurchPatenPsalms

Question 3: (λιθος σαρκοφάγος) The word came to refer to the ________ that was thought to decompose the flesh of corpses interred within it.
LimestoneCarbonate rockSedimentary rockKarst topography

Question 4: A sarcophagus is a ________ receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved or cut from stone.
BurialCremationDeath and cultureFuneral

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