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Inside a Home Funeral. Preparing a body for burial is a ritual that is both ageless and tribal. Here’s what it’s like.

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Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011

Burial hands.The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp.The child's family,originally from North Afghanistan,had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid… has the most incredibly beautiful burial shrouds! Love their green burial information, too!

infographic on evolution of death rituals throughout history

A directory of all Green Burial Sites in the United States, with a brief overview of green burial.

Owned by the City of New Orleans, Holt Cemetery was established in 1897 as a potter’s field for the poor. The agreement with the city is for the $ 450 cost of each burial, each funeral plot is free for a family to use as long as they want & as long as the holders maintain their own plot. A multiple burial is allowed after one year plus a day following the preceding burial. Because the water table in New Orleans is high, grave diggers only dig 4 ½ feet down.

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Top 10 Unusual Death Rituals

Unusual death and funeral rituals

Military Funeral Infographic, FYI for family members, unit needs and reference.

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Preparing to Write Your Will - What are the essential items you need before you sit down to write a will?