There is a lot to consider when the time comes to send your loved ones into the great unknown. Our beliefs, convictions, and emotions all play a part in the method and form we choose to honor the deceased. Some methods are simple and serene while other methods are over the top and celebratory. So join us today as we take a look into 25 unique and interesting ways people bury their dead in order to gain a deeper insight into the cultural diversity of the world we live in when it comes to the dead.
20. Firework Funeral
http://www.firework-review.org.uk There are many creative ways to spread someone’s ashes. But this method takes the cake for not only does it spread the ashes far and wide, it does it with an impressive display of fanfare. A firework funeral works by placing the ashes of the deceased inside the firework tube which is then launched high into the sky, exploding in a brilliant display of lights and colors while releasing the ashes of deceased to be carried by high winds.
15. Bog Bodies
http://etatist.com/ Bog bodies are human cadavers that have been naturally mummified within a peat bog. The actual levels of preservation vary widely from perfectly preserved to mere skeletons. The mummification is accomplished due to the conditions of the surrounding area such as highly acidic water, low temperature, and a lack of oxygen. These conditions combine to preserve (and severely tan) the bodies, however bones are normally not preserved due to the acid in the peat which dissolves the calcium phosphate of the bones.
10. Burial Tree
http://moimir.org Burial scaffolds, as it is sometimes called are normally trees or at times other structures which are used to support corpses or coffins. These were common among the Balinese, certain Australian Aborigines, the Naga people and some North American Indian groups. Particularly the Tibetans believe tree burial allows the dead child’s spirit to be reborn to heaven, and prevents another child’s death or misfortune in the family.
5. Ifugao Death Chair (Front Porch Burial)
email@example.com The Ifugao Death Chair is a form of mourning the deceased by the Ifugao people which is dependent on the rank of the deceased in the community and the nature of death. As part of the elaborate mourning ritual; the corpse is placed in the sitting position in a specified chair for anywhere between 13 to 15 days for those of a higher rank and 2 -3 days for commoners. After the wake, the remains are then transferred to the grave site near the mountainside and are placed in an upright sitting position inside and covered with stones and rocks.
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