Egypt has become a popular place for burial grounds. The tradition of burying the deceased in Egypt goes back at least 3000 years, when the first Egyptian pharaoh, Narmer, was buried beneath what is now known as Abu Simbel.
The tradition and need for burial grounds have expanded greatly to accommodate an increasingly large population. This has resulted in the building of many مدافن للبيع which have become the second most common real estate investment after real estate property.
The majority of these graveyards are small, family-owned plots on private land that had not been previously used for burial purposes. These plots are often found in outlying areas or undeveloped areas of Cairo, Alexandria, and other large cities. They are also found in rural areas as large cemeteries.
A new trend, however, is the increasing number of large cemeteries that are being built on former farmland. The recent upsurge in house prices has made these areas less attractive for agriculture due to the high risk of flooding by seasonal or constant water run-off. There is also a trend toward redevelopment, as many cities and towns subdivide their land into residential plots from former agricultural land, which requires them to acquire adjacent properties for burial grounds.
The demand for burial places has resulted in many cemeteries being developed in recent years, and many more are expected to be built in the near future.
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There are many Muslim, Christian, and Hindu cemeteries for sale in Egypt. Although Egyptian law prescribes that no more than one percent of any given plot may be used for burial (the remainder must remain empty), there are often few legal penalties if this is ignored. Many tombs extend well beyond their allotted area. Some professionals estimate that the headstones only occupy 0.
Cemeteries are sometimes bought to be used or developed for other purposes, like agricultural or housing. Although this is illegal, the practice is widespread. The Egyptian government has been trying to solve this problem by developing and improving current cemeteries and establishing new ones so the demand for burial grounds will decrease. One of these new cemeteries was built in Ebba, where many of the tombs were relocated from Dahshur and Hawera Tombs because they were not well preserved.
Cemeteries are often divided into two types:
These types are distinguished by how they are used. For example, a cemetery which is used for burial purposes and a mausoleum is generally called a tomb; but a cemetery in which the tombs are filled with rubble and covered with sand is known as a sak el-bahaya (literally: “The ruin of death”, or alternatively, “The ruin of life”).
These two types can be combined.
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