March 29, 2012
How a funeral rite has outlasted the centuries
One of the most seldom discussed funeral rites in our culture happens to be one of the most ancient. What started in 1100 B.C. Greece is still largely practiced today. In archaic times, Greeks either buried or cremated their loved ones after they passed, though burials have increased throughout modern times as a reflection of Greek Orthodox influence. Whatever the final chosen method may be, the traditional funeral ceremony has lasted over the centuries as a significant component of Greek culture.
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