Sarcophagus, made from wood, marble, tile or stone covers of graves, is an Arabic word that means box or chets where the coffins were buried in. It is mentioned in the holy book of Koran which Moses was put in to send to his mother by using the river Nile so it has been considered as the holy container for thousands of years. The sarcophagus was first used to bury prophet Josep’s corpse made from marble and it was buried on the bank of river Nile in Egypt and that sarcophagus was discovered by Moses later and it was unearthed and taken to Damascus. The first sarcophaguses were made from stone or wood depending on the wealth of the death and were used in the reign of Abbasids in moslem world. Sarcopgahus in burial tradition became widespread during the reign of Seljuk empire in the places of Khorasan, Iran, Afghanistan in 11 th century AD and it was practised by all islamic states later. Sarcopgahus used not only the cemeteries and graveyards but also used in domed shrines-kumbets, cemeteries and graveyards. Seljuk sarcophagus have two standing stones ; one as the headstones and the other as the footstones. Different metarials were used to make the sarcophagus and the main ones were ; marble, cut stone, limestone and wood. The written inscriptions which gave the information about the grave were Arabic and they were carved on the grave by stone etchers by great adroitly. The workmanship on the sarcophagus were excellent carvings either made on the wood or stone floor. The interior part of the sarcophagus were emptied and the corpse was buried in the soil. The museums in Turkey are full of Seljuk sarcophagus made from wood, cut stone, limestone and marble with nice tile covers on. Konya Mevlana museum has the best examples of wooden sarcophagus which reflect the beautiful work of art in 13th century AD Seljuk burial art and Rumi’s sarcophagus is the best one to see. Konya Karatay museum has also the best stone Seljuk sarcophagus representing the beauty of stone art in the time of Seljuk empire. Konya, Karaman, Kayseri, Ankara, Kırşehir, Sivas and Erzurum cities used to be Seljuk towns in the history where all kinds of sarcophagus can be seen both in its museums and Seljuk mosque backyards. The verses from holy Koran and the wise words of prophet Mohammed-Hadits (peace be upon him ) were widely used as both warnings and advices to the visitors who come to kumbets, graveyards and cemeteries to obey the Islamic principles and not to break the community rules so Seljuk sarcophagus made an important role for centuries to discipline the moslems.