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Reasons Why We Burry The Dead In A Coffin

Wooden coffins have been in use in China from at least 5,000 B.C., with designs ranging from simple boxes to elaborate caskets like those used in ancient Egypt, as reported in "Everyday Health." Coffins have been discovered in various parts of the world and at various points in human history.

I don't see the point of buying all these caskets. Coffins are ubiquitous because of the practical and emotional roles they play. In a variety of contexts, we put them to use.

Here are a some of the most well-known historical and contemporary applications of coffins.

1) To keep oneself safe from dangerous animals.

Protecting the dead from the scavengers and predators who would otherwise be drawn to them may have been a priority for early societies. A sealed casket would have prevented animals and birds from destroying the body before it could be buried.

2. Exhibit the Physical Form

The majority of caskets are displayed before to burial or are not buried at all. For some, seeing the body is a cathartic and mournful ritual, while for others it is an expression of gratitude and respect for the deceased. An acrylic casket, typically used in military funerals so that loved ones may pay their respects while still viewing the body, is one option.

Thirdly, to keep the corpse in good condition for later use.

The majority of people favor embalming to prevent the decomposition of the bodies of famous persons or loved ones. According to the website "Healthline," a coffin can create a secure environment that aids in the preservation of a body by keeping the dirt from penetrating the body via moisture and bacteria and speeding up the decomposition process.

For Funerals, to Respect the Departed, etc.

There's something comforting about discovering a departed loved one or historical figure seemingly fast asleep. This tranquil perspective on their final resting place lessens the emotional impact of passing past. Cloth and a blanket inside a coffin give the impression of warmth and repose, as if the deceased were lying in a little bed, which is more comforting and courteous than just burying them without any sort of casket or protection.

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