Raising a glass to the dead

Raising a glass to the dead

The familiar legendary tale of Midas, a Greek king who’s one wish was to have everything that he touched turn into gold, demonstrates how his own avarice became a curse when he did not have anything to eat or drink. An ancient tomb that was discovered in Gordium...
Why Are the Living Furious About the Dead?

Why Are the Living Furious About the Dead?

In this blog post, I will be reflecting on this article. Firstly, in true newspaper sensational style, the headline uses the word “fury” and indicates that the burial ground is for those who follow the Muslim faith. It does explain the burial rituals of...
Review of ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’

Review of ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japanโ€™s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very absorbing and moving book. I was keen to read it as I am a student studying death religion and culture, and thought that this book would cover all...
Human Remains

Human Remains

Over the past few years there have been many stories in the press about the movement of human remains, due to town and city redevelopment plans. As our population increases and society becomes more diverse, we need to think differently about how we want to memorialise...
Zebrugge Ferry Memorial

Zebrugge Ferry Memorial

The Herald of Free Enterprise ferry capsized on the 6th March 1987 whilst on a voyage between Zebrugge in Belgium and Dover England. 193 people died in the tragedy which was caused by the crew not closing the bow doors correctly. This catastophinc accident happend 30...

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