The cemetery offers three types of burials: ground, Columbarium inurnment, and interment of cremated ashes in an unmarked area.
Any honorably discharged veteran is eligible for internment in Arlington, most frequently in the columbarium.
On the road to Assiut is a fine Roman columbarium or dove-cote.
Colmar (probably the columbarium of the Romans) is first mentioned, as a royal villa, in a charter of Louis the Pious in 823, and it was here that Charles the Fat held a diet in 884.
To a later period belongs a columbarium cut in the rock, with niches for urns.