Inside the Disneyland of Graveyards
How Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, a star-studded cemetery in Los Angeles, corporatized mourning in America
California Has Legalized Human Composting
By 2027, Golden State residents will have the choice to turn their bodies into nutrient-rich compost
Could Water Cremation Become the New American Way of Death?
A sustainable option for what to do with our remains is trickling into popular consciousness
The Civil War Drastically Reshaped How Americans Deal With Death. Will the Pandemic?
Around 750,000 people died during the conflict—2.5 percent of the country's population at the time
Archaeologists in India Find Dozens of Mysterious Giant Jars
The vessels' purpose is unknown, but scholars say they may have been used in ancient funerary practices
Colorado Composts Its First Human Remains
The state legalized biological decomposition of human remains, also known as 'natural reduction,' last year
Archaeologists Unearth 800-Year-Old Mummy in Peru
Scholars are studying the remains in hopes of learning more about the Indigenous peoples who lived in the region prior to the rise of the Inca Empire
1,500-Year-Old Ivory Beard Comb Found in Grave in Germany
The rare sixth-century grooming tool features intricate carvings of a hunting scene
Hundreds of Ornate, Rock-Cut Tombs Discovered in Ancient Turkish City
Some 1,800 years ago, residents of Blaundos buried their dead in highly decorated graves cut into the sides of a surrounding canyon
Researchers Are Unraveling the Mystery of the Ancient Greek Tomb of 'Nestor's Cup'
New analysis suggests the 2,800-year-old burial held the remains of at least three adults, not a child as previously believed
Hollowed-Out, 4,000-Year-Old Tree Trunk Coffin Discovered in Golf Course Pond
The rare Bronze Age sarcophagus contained human remains, an ax and plant bedding
Why Were These Neolithic People Buried With Urns on Their Heads and Feet?
Found in Transylvania, the 6,000-year-old vessels may have once held provisions for the afterlife
Roman Priest's Exceptionally Well-Preserved Remains Found in Pompeii
Marcus Venerius Secundio died in his 60s decades before Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 C.E.
These Horse-Riding Ancient Nomads Made Astonishing Golden Art
An exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge displays ornate Saka treasures discovered in Kazakhstan
Remains of High-Born Woman and Twin Fetuses Found in 4,000-Year-Old Urn
A new chemical analysis suggests the wealthy mother left her homeland to marry an elite member of the mysterious Vatya culture
Sand Dunes in Wales Preserved This Medieval Cemetery for Centuries
Erosion threatens to destroy the historic burial ground at Whitesands Beach in Pembrokeshire
Why Did Early Medieval Europeans Reopen Graves?
Contrary to some assumptions, the removal of objects from burial sites was not typically motivated by greed
Why Weren't These Black Death Victims Buried in Mass Graves?
New research suggests some Europeans who died of the bubonic plague were individually interred with care
Ancient Necropolis Discovered in 17th-Century Croatian Palace's Garden
The fourth- or fifth-century cemetery contained the remains of several individuals buried in jars
Swedish Man Discovers Trove of Bronze Age Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight
A high-status woman once adorned herself with these items, which a local found buried beneath the forest floor