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The day of Dawa Chödak Rinpoche’s cremation at Ramadoli Charnel Grounds between Kathmandu and Patan. He arrived in the back of a truck and was carried to the pire. 19 more words


A famous sacred Hindu complex on the Bagmati river in Kathmandu. This holy complex of temples is used as a cremation grounds and for Hindu festivals. 105 more words

Playing with death - how the ‘Goodbye-box’ helps children grieve

By Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

A couple of weeks ago, I met Bonnie Jansen, a primary school teacher and trained play therapist. She has developed the DAG-box (Goodbye-box), a beautiful box filled with 44 wooden miniature figures. 1,023 more words

Guest Post

Wrapping Ruins with the Dead

I’m interested in ruins as contexts for mortuary deposition and commemorative practice, both in the distant past and in more recent times. A good example of this is  802 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

7 Ways To Honor A Cremated Loved One

If a deceased loved one has been cremated, it can feel difficult to know exactly what to do with their ashes.

While some people stipulate what they want done with their ashes before they die, many times, it’s left up to the family to decide what to do. 684 more words

Collective World

Between Son And Father...

Six years ago this moment, I was staring out the window on a flight from Philadelphia to Athens. I was enroute to visit my daughter who was winding up her time studying archaeology in Greece. 358 more words


Crematorium at Pashupatinath

Bagmati River is actually an extremely sacred river for all Hindus it can be compared with Ganga river of India. Pashupatinath is the Nepali equivalent of Baranasi. 109 more words