While it's not the same type of burial humans hold for one another, some chimpanzees and elephants have been known to put leaves and branches over members of their groups that have passed. Mourning has also been observed... More » Pets & Animals

A dead person's body is buried as a way of treating it with reverence and showing last respect. The human body is considered sacred and holy and cannot be tossed away. More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions

The common phrase "six feet under" is traced back to England in 1665, when an outbreak of the plague led the mayor of London to enact a law requiring all graves to be at least six feet deep in an attempt to limit the spr... More » Science Forensic Science
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