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Strange Facts About the History of the Burial


Known as interment, inhumation, entombment, burial is a common part of the death ritual in many religions. In nations like Egypt, Rome and also other cultures, proper funeral formalities of the deceased are extremely significant. It is believed that without the fulfillment of a burial or funeral, the dead’s soul shall not be eligible to attain peace. And it is the onus of the loved ones or family members of the deceased to be prim and proper about their burial formalities and norms. Through the notion of burial is the same, but it treasures plenty of varied rules and facts based and different religions and places. In today’s time, the notion of burial is still prominent but many have differing decisions. Some choose not to go for burial because of certain beliefs that are tied to religious and spiritual connotations.

Patients condemned of Black plague were buried alive

Europe was once a hefty victim of the black plague. Nearly 1/3 to was killed out of the whole populace. The disease was so severe that a very least percentage was immune to it. A substantial part of the population thus gave off to the killings leaving behind only a few. Every family lost a beloved one every now and then to the deadly disease, the era was such. The fear was so heightened that people were forcefully buried alive! In fact, the killings were made at such furious rates that there was not adequate ground and people left to do the burial.

Exploding Casket is not just an airy notion

We have all read about decomposition in our school days and the procedure is definitely not alluring. The details of it somewhere give you bees in the stomach, especially when it is talked about the human body or flesh decomposition. There is a certain level of gas that s produced in the body post to the occurrence of death that needs to be released somewhere. Very soon, the body parts start to deliquesce, especially when it comes to the important organs of the body such as lungs, hearts, or kidneys. With time, more gas is built in the body that needs to be released somewhere from the casket that s buried six feet beneath the ground level, causing the explosion.

Reusing of coffins to save wood

It is surprising a little bit, but even in the eighteenth century, people were conscious of the environment. This can be considered as one of the comparatively positive facts about burials so far. The industrial revolution was bringing about an increase in the population by the second half of the eighteenth century. This created more demand for natural resources and one of the most demanded resources was wood. The Holy Roman emperor at that point of time along with his empress laid efforts to promote methods that lowered the use of woods, From restricting cutting of trees, less usage of wood-based activities, many norms were introduced and reusing of coffins was one of them.

And rosemary was as relevant as roses.

Roses are often carried in funerals and are often lined to showing love, value and respect to the beloved ones and even to the ones on the other side. However, you would be interested to know that rosemary is a replacement of rose that was very much in use back in the days when it came to carrying them to burial ceremonies and funerals. It is a fragrant herb that is used for making essential oils, cooking, seasoning, spraying and many more. But it was also used to be placed inside coffins to keep decaying of wooden parts or bad odor at bay. At those times, bodies were kept hat way in coffins for quite some days before burials for people from afar to visit and rose Maries added to better preservation of the body.

So those were all about some of the most significant facts about burials that have not made way to today’s world. There are many more hidden facts about burials and death rituals that might interest you and you can take a look at, if you hold a special flair to explore antique and historical affairs.

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