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burial, disposal of a corpse in a grave or tomb. The first evidence of deliberate burial was found in European caves of the Paleolithic period. Prehistoric discoveries include both individual and communal burials, the latter indicating that pits or ossuaries were unsealed for later use or that servants or members of the family were slain to accompany the deceased. Both practices have been followed by various peoples into modern times. The ancient Egyptians developed the coffin to keep bodies from touching the earth; this burial practice was continued by the Greeks and Romans when they used the burial form of disposal. The word burial has been applied to funerary practices other than interment, such as sea burial, or tree burial (which usually precedes later interment). Secondary burial frequently occurs to terminate a period of mourning (see funeral customs). See also cemetery.
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What does it mean when you dream about burial?

A dream about attending someone’s burial service may symbolize bidding farewell to old conditions and relationships in the dreamer’s life. (See also Coffin, Crypt, Dead/Death, Grave, Hearse).

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Dreaming about funerals or burying a dead person does not necessarily symbolize physical death for you or anyone else. It could instead symbolize an ending of a different kind. You may be burying relationships, conditions, or even emotions that you no longer need and which are no longer conducive to your personal growth. On the other hand, this dream may symbolize the burying of sensitivities and emotions that are too difficult to cope with. It may reflect numbness or a feeling that is the opposite of vivacity, such as depression and emptiness. Either way, burying a living person suggests some emotional turmoil. Please consider all of the details in this dream to find the appropriate message. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about burials is a dream of the contrary. Instead of sadness the dreamer will experience happiness and go to celebrations, such as weddings.
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Together with inhumation burials reported from the same area, these finds indicate the presence of a second/mid-third century A.D.
Since the Judaic tradition did not permit incineration of a dead body, the Judaic communities in Ancient Rome found a solution for burying--they secretly used former galleries of pozzolana extractions (Oliveira 2007: 30), where the holes were excavated in the walls for the inhumation of dead.
Before inhumation, some corpses were drastically modified and transformed into a "new" artificially mummified being.
In my work on mourning--perhaps no more than a long meditation on Howwayek's--the corpse, understood as an object of after-death, resists inhumation. Again this is not a matter of an inability to move ahead, of a pathological repetitive acting out.
Essentially, it is big enough to contain an adult human body because it mimics the vessels used for inhumation - the act of burying a dead person in a ceramic container - as practised in some cultures.
Inhumation: How ants and other invertebrates help seeds.
Les funerailles furent suivies d'une inhumation au monastere de Saint Bichoi, une centaine de kilometres au nord-ouest du Caire, oE le corps fut transporte en avion militaire.
My paper utilizes three of Baxter Adams' papers as well as biographical, inhumation in order to reconstruct and engage Baxter Adams' Germination theory.
Perhaps this hint of ethno-hypnotic spiritual tourism has become theatrical shorthand nowadays for the enlightenment and acceptance that Hamlet supposedly achieves after the inhumation of Ophelia; but Law's performance simply seemed mellower, more resigned, less driven by the intensity of his very obvious depression, and more focused on getting an outcome and some closure.