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Family Turns Mother's Funeral Into "Party," Has Corpse Hold Menthol

Family Turns Mother's Funeral Into "Party," Has Corpse Hold Menthol

Because the funeral arrangements are so expensive, a body is sometimes placed in a temporary coffin.  During this time, the family accumulates the necessary funds to pay for a proper funeral. Once the funds are raised, so is the dead.  The Toraja genuinely believe that the dead are able to walk themselves to their new burial site. What we are seeing depicted in the picture is that the somewhat mummified corpse is removed from its temporary coffin and transported upright to the permanent…

Because the funeral arrangements are so expensive, a body is sometimes placed in a temporary coffin. During this time, the family accumulates the necessary funds to pay for a proper funeral. Once the funds are raised, so is the dead. The Toraja genuinely believe that the dead are able to walk themselves to their new burial site. What we are seeing depicted in the picture is that the somewhat mummified corpse is removed from its temporary coffin and transported upright to the permanent…

Tools for the "Opening of the Mouth" ceremony. This rite reanimated the deceased or animated a statue so that it could eat, breathe, see and hear. 2465–2150 B.C. Egypt

Tools for the "Opening of the Mouth" ceremony. This rite reanimated the deceased or animated a statue so that it could eat, breathe, see and hear. 2465–2150 B.C. Egypt

This is a reliquary for the tooth of St. Nicholas, which the Saint is holding. (Prague, ca. 1300)

This is a reliquary for the tooth of St. Nicholas, which the Saint is holding. (Prague, ca. 1300)

Simon of Sudbury, who was Chancellor of Salisbury and Bishop of London before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury in 1375, crowned King Richard II at Westminster Abbey in 1377.

Simon of Sudbury, who was Chancellor of Salisbury and Bishop of London before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury in 1375, crowned King Richard II at Westminster Abbey in 1377.

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