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Stone Ships were an ancient burial tradition characteristic of the ancient Scandinavians that involved creating a burial or cremation site by surrounding it by stones in the shape of a sharp oval to represent a sailing ship with the goal of equipping the dead with all they required in the afterlife. The ships varied in size and construction: some stones fit loosely and were randomly gathers, ot...

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Stary Sącz foto z 22 stycznia 2018 Kapliczka św. Teresy z 1931 r., w formie latarni umarłych, stoi na cmentarzu ofiar epidemii cholery w latach 1831 i 1873.

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The Plague Pits of London

Plague pit? It must be monday. To get your week started off we have this ...

*The Plague Pits of London* Plague pit? It must be monday. To get your week started off we have this cool interactive map which points out the mass graves of Medieval plague victims.  As the plague ravished Europe people who had succumbed were brought out to wagons with the cry, "bring out your dead". These wagons would then bury the dead in large mass graves. Sometimes unmarked.  Now days...

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Montaña con cámaras funerarias Incan, la ciudad de Ollantaytambo, Perú, 2010. A visit to Perú was a learning experience, part of which was finding out a little about the “sky burials” of the pre-Conquest Inca culture and its predecessors.

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The Beit Guvrin-Maresha caves have been used for thousands of years as quarries, burial sites, storerooms...

The Beit Guvrin-Maresha caves have been used for thousands of years as quarries, burial sites, storerooms, stables, hideouts, dovecotes, cisterns, baths, and places of worship. They continue to inspire all who visit this incredible ancient site. #cave #burial

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Took a hike after work today and found what is definitely a buried animal in the woods, mostly likely a raccoon judging by the fur bits left behind. That makes two places in this forest where I know raccoons are buried! Posting this so I can remember where in the woods this is located.

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Neanderthals from the French region of Poitou-Charentes cut, beat and fractured the bones of their recently...

Neanderthals from the French region of Poitou-Charentes cut, beat and fractured the bones of their recently deceased companions, as revealed by the fossil remains of two adults and a child found at the Marillac site. These manipulations have been observed at other Neanderthal sites, but scientists still do not know whether they did this for food or ceremony. #burial  #ancient  #archaeology  #ne...

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After John Wilkes Booth was killed for the murder of Abraham Lincoln, he was buried in an unmarked grave on his family plot. His brother Edwin thought a flashy headstone might attract vandals, so people believe this small, plain grave- stone is his final resting place. Today, visitors still put pennies on it, face up, as if to give Lincoln the final say. Source Source 2 Thank you, Inappropriat...

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