Medieval people wanted to be buried as close as possible near the relics of a saint or a church altar. Rich people were buried inside the church, in a monastery church or monastery hallway. Poor people ended at the churchyard. At the beginning, medieval people were buried in a mat of straw or a linnen bag. Later on, wooden coffins were used. The dead were placed into the grave in such a way, that they could see the Savior immediately when he came for the resurrection from the east.