Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Unique Coffins Seen Around The World

I read a very interesting article in the Wall Street Journal that mentioned the kinds of coffins being made now-a-days for people to be buried in. The article explores the human rituals that attend death and what people sometimes are buried in. To quote one paragraph, "We bury our loved ones in the ground. We burn them in fire. In some cultures, we leave corpses as carrion, inviting the birds to pick the bones dry. In others, we hang the dead in trees or stow them in caves. In naval circles, we consign them to the ocean." The article mentions an airplane coffin made for a grandmother who never had a chance to fly in an airplane. It really is a fun article to read. The full article can be found here.

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