In ancient times, whole roads of tombs were constructed outside cities. There, tomb-stones were erected around a temple or a monument. The Christians adopted this custom and built tomb-stones and stone sarcophagi in front of the gates of the city. Later, the custom was to bury clerical and secular nobility under the floors of churches, chapels and cloisters. The graves were sealed with tomb-stones with inscriptions and relief images. When there was no more room on the church floor, the tomb-stones were attached to the walls and columns of the churches. Other members of the community were buried in the churchyard, where tomb-stones were also erected or attached to the walls of the church. Since the 18th century, vertical steles have become the norm.
A grave is a very personal memorial. For this reason, we do not carry ready-made tomb-stones in our product range. Instead, we provide the stonemasons with ornamental stones for the creation of an individualised memorial.