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People buried at Stonehenge 5,000 years ago came from far away, study finds

And some of the ancient human remains found at Stonehenge have unusually distant origins, according to a new archaeological study of cremated ... revealed when they are damp or broken. It is possible, ... read more

The Stonehenge dead tell their stories

Today it’s called Stonehenge. The tentative tale of the unknown boy is one of four deduced biographies of ancient skeletons unearthed ... point out that during the period cremation was the norm and bu... read more

The science of finding buried bodies

Jailed in 1966, Brady buried ... more ancient missing persons cases. Graveyards and cemeteries are an obvious choice for this. These can be geophysically surveyed, most commonly with ground penetratin... read more

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Ghosts of Stonehenge

And can these bones solve the ultimate mystery: why did the power of the Stonehenge people finally fade, and their colossal monument fall into ruin? Can science finally lay to rest the Ghosts of Stone... read more

New dawn for ancient monument: Stonehenge visitor center opens

In a cold, wet field two hours' drive west of London, there's no mistaking the huddle of ancient shapes ... on his skull to reveal his face. While this undoubtedly offers a valuable glimpse into the h... read more

Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed

Researchers have now analysed bones from up to seven passage tombs that included both unburnt and cremated ... burial rite was undertaken at Carrowkeel, that involved a funerary rite that placed a par... read more

Vatican says Catholics' ashes must be buried, not scattered or kept at home

"Following the most ancient Christian tradition, the Church insistently recommends that the bodies of the deceased be ... The Church, which allowed cremation of its followers in 1963, said burial was ... read more

Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes yield clues

PARIS: Despite a century of scientific scrutiny, the 5,000-year old Neolithic monument in southern England known as Stonehenge has yielded few secrets about the people buried amidst its ring of toweri... read more

Honoring our Shipmates: The Heritage of the Military Funeral and Burial at Sea

The customs and traditions behind military funerals and burial at sea date as far back as ancient Greece and ... if requested, the cremated remains are scattered into the sea. Flowers or wreaths are a... read more

Mummification in Bronze Age Britain

The scientific analysis revealed ... of the conundrum of Cladh Hallan. When the complex was constructed in around 1,000 BC, the two by then rather ancient mummies, along with the body of an entire she... read more

Cremation’s popularity is changing death’s rituals

Within a year or two, more than half of Americans departing this world will be cremated. You might imagine past generations spinning in their graves. No viewing the body? No family burial plot ... eas... read more

No Viking funerals: Choosing what happens to my body when I die limited by law

If you're looking to leave this world in a flaming ship pushed out to sea or being left to the vultures in a sky burial ... paddock for your body to be burned a la Game Of Thrones. External Link: Viki... read more

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