Another once-common funerary
practice involved burning the dead and placing them in urns.
Cromlechs are circular, small-diameter funerary
structures that enclose a deposit of incinerated human remains in the centre.
Doing so will lead to the recognition that funerary
arts create an experience that cannot be overlooked, an experience that ensures the connection between the material and the spiritual realms.
The trio heads towards what they assume to be the most promising matanga, since a wealthy family is organizing its funerary
wake on the open terrain of the Fikin (mainly known for its funfairs and business fairs).
In a statement, Bokova said that these acts show the barbaric and ignorant nature of extremist groups, and that the sight of funerary
statues being destroyed in a public square before a crowd that contains children witnessing the destruction of their heritage is a disturbing site.
Erik Davis's contribution, "Weaving life out of death: the craft of the rag robe in Cambodian funerary
ritual," then proceeds to examine the theme of the pamsukula (both a cloth offering and a sub-ritual of the funerary
sequence) in its wider ramifications in Khmer funeral culture.
These questions are at the heart of Suzanne Glover Lindsay's Funerary
Arts and Tomb Cult.
These consist of a remarkable illuminated funerary
manuscript in a private collection, and related texts from other sources including the Gathang Bumpa and Dunhuang collections.
In the introduction Ladwig and Williams make several important general points: 1) the study of death and funerary
cultures is largely not about the dead, but about the relationships among the living and the living-dead (ghosts and/or spirits of deceased ancestors): 2) the dead are still agents in rituals, narratives, and family lives; 3) death is also about birth and transition; 4) despite Buddhist emphasis on the concept of nonself/non-soul, there are many local concepts of soul-like things (phi, kwan, chi) in Southeast Asia and China.
In scholarly but clear language, Lindsay takes readers through the ways the funerary
arts shaped and reflected the hopes and realities of French people in an era of violent change, both before and after the Revolution.
There is a stirring in the coffin business that is throwing the lid open on challenges facing the funerary
Hundreds reportedly took part in the funerary
cortege amid anti-Syrian chanting at the Sheikh Ziad cemetery.