Astonishing Facts Around Death: Simplicity Funerals, Nelson
Astonishing Facts Around Death
1. The low-temperature, low-oxygen, highly acidic environmental conditions of European peat bogs can preserve bodies with remarkable details for centuries, and even millennia. One of the most famous examples of these is the Iron Age Tollund Man in Denmark. When his body was discovered in 1950, it looked so fresh that discoverers thought they’d found a recent murder victim.
2. The Victorians often took photos of deceased loved ones as part of their grieving process. These post mortem photographs became keepsakes that were displayed in homes, sent to friends and relatives and worn inside lockets.
3. Although the etiquette guides for Victorian mourning varied widely, widows mourned for a total of two and a half years, while widowers mourned for three months.
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