An illustrated depiction of a scene of Lincoln lying in state.
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Dying in America 200 years ago was a simply family affair, devoid of pomp. The US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's embrace of embalming changed everything.
Confucius sculpture, Nanjing, China.
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The pain of grief is part of human existence. Daoist and Confucian philosophy can help find meaning in grief.
Detail of figures from the Dance Macabre, Meslay-le-Grenet, from late 15th-century France.
For medieval cultures, the dying process and death itself was a 'transition,' not a rupture.
‘Green burials’ that use biodegradable coffins or lessen the environmental impact in other ways are on the rise.
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Although 'Game of Thrones' -style funeral pyres are still out of bounds, Americans are increasingly turning to cheaper, greener and more meaningful ways to dispose of their loved ones' bodies.
Halloween parade in New York.
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Everything you need to know about the history of Halloween.