The Evolution of Funerals

Death has been a part of life since the dawn of time. The two are linked inextricably, but we did not always mourn the loss of those we care about through the practice of burial or cremation rituals. Over time, funeral rites have developed. In the beginning, they were rudimentary and simple. Over time, funeral traditions have become more complex and varied since different cultureshave practiced various forms of cremation, embalming and burial.


This infographic shows some of the more notable evolutionary steps that death and funeral traditions have taken over the course of the last few millennia. From Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s 6,000 terra cotta warriors to the new process called resomation....One thing will certainly never change and that is our desire to create a meaningful way to honor the dead and celebrate their life in some way.





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