Deathways Open Doors To Cultural Practices

| 10/10/2008

(Science Daily): Cremation, "air burial," grave cairns, funeral mounds, mummification, belief in life after death — death practices sacred to one culture are often considered "odd" or even terrifying by another. The Greeks, for example, were fascinated with the historian Herodotus’ description of the ancient Issedonians chopping up their dead into a mixed grill and devouring them in a communal barbeque, something entirely contrary to the Greeks’ treatment of their own dead. Go to article

 

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