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Viking chief’s burial ship found in Scotland

An ancient 1000-year-old Viking chieftan’s burial ship has been found on a Scottish peninsula. Situated on the remote West Coast of Scotland, Ardnamur…

Did Neanderthals believe in an afterlife?

Burial ground believed to contain Neanderthal remains sheds light on their burial customs. While it’s often believed that Neanderthals were incapable …

Company offers post-death freeze services

As an alternative to burial or cremation one company is offering to freeze your body and then shatter it. In something similar in concept to the shatt…

A Screw-In Coffin

A patent has been issued for this device, which would conserve space in burial grounds. The inventor even envisions a transparent variety: “A clear plastic Easy Inter Burial Container, where the body is additionally encased in clear resin and is standing erect for all to view during installation, creates a very impressive image.” The screwing-into-the-ground would be [...]

"Jesus-era" burial shroud found

A burial shroud from the time of Jesus has been found in a tomb in Jerusalem. The man wrapped in the shroud is believed to have been either a high…