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Earliest Evidence Of Burials With Flowers Found In Israel Cave
2013-07-03 07:00:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent discovery in a cave in Israel has given researchers a new look into how our ancient ancestors treated their dead. Daniel Nadel, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa in Israel, has been leading a team of researchers since 2005 in the excavation efforts at Raqefet Cave on the slopes of Mount Carmel. The discovery was that of a Natufian pair that had been purposely buried together in a grave lined with flowers. The...

2013-06-18 23:20:42

Following the June 15th report by Grand Forks Herald, FuneralFinancials.com weighs in on the subject saying that the casket is often the most expensive purchase during the funeral planning process. Due to its simplicity and affordability, Funeral Financials commended Affordable Coffins & Artery in St. Paul MN for their new trundle casket design. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 For those interested in low-cost, "green" caskets, the Grand Forks Herald reports (June 15, 2013) that Affordable...

King Richard III Hastily Buried In Grave Without Shroud Or Coffin
2013-05-24 10:46:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new review on the University of Leicester´s discovery of Richard III´s remains underneath a car park in Leicester has found that the slain King of England was buried in a “hastily dug grave.” The review reveals for the first time specific details of the grave where King Richard III was buried after an excavation team unearthed the site last year. The peer-reviewed paper is published in the journal Antiquity....

2009-12-08 07:00:00

UNION, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the time of year when people contemplate their resolutions for the year ahead. The intentions range from the common -- wellness goals such as weight loss or smoking cessation -- to the complicated, such as tracing their families' genealogies. A Google search of "genealogy" returns results for 4.5 million websites. Moving through the results, one site offers "free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the...

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2008-11-05 10:35:16

The skeleton of a 12,000 year-old Natufian Shaman has been discovered in northern Israel by archaeologists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The burial is described as being accompanied by "exceptional" grave offerings - including 50 complete tortoise shells, the pelvis of a leopard and a human foot. The shaman burial is thought to be one of the earliest known from the archaeological record and the only shaman grave in the whole region. Dr. Leore Grosman of the Institute of Archaeology...

2005-08-03 05:43:09

By Peter Apps JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - AIDS and a growing urban population are forcing South African officials to find new cemeteries and encourage families to bury several members in the same grave, Johannesburg city authorities said Wednesday. Johannesburg's Alexandra township has no spare grave spaces while Soweto's Avalon cemetery sees more than 200 burials each weekend, City Parks spokeswoman Jenny Moodley said. "There's a lot of pressure on the current infrastructure," she said. "A...

2005-08-03 05:37:36

By Peter Apps JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - AIDS and a growing urban population are forcing South African officials to find new cemeteries and encourage families to bury several members in the same grave, Johannesburg city authorities said on Wednesday. Johannesburg's Alexandra township has no spare grave spaces while Soweto's Avalon cemetery sees more than 200 burials each weekend, City Parks spokeswoman Jenny Moodley said. "There's a lot of pressure on the current infrastructure," she said....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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