The expression "6 feet under" is a common euphemism for death because of the notion that cemetery workers always dig gravesites to a standard depth of 6 feet (1.83 meters). This article answers the question of whether cemetery graves are really six feet deep, and explores the possible origins of this widespread belief.What is minimum burial depth?
Minimum Burial Depth. 65-77. Minimum burial depth. When final disposition of a human body entails interment, the top of the uppermost part of the burial vault or other encasement shall be a minimum of 18 inches below the ground surface.How deep is burial grave?
The formal use of a grave involves several steps with associated terminology. The excavation that formed the grave. Excavations vary from a shallow scraping, to removal of topsoil to a depth of 6 feet (1.8 metres), or more where a vault or burial chamber is to be constructed.