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Cremation in Norway – not what you would think

A Nordic send-off conjures up images of iconic viking pyres, right? Wrong,  turns out they are not big fans of cremation There is something of odd here, the percentage of Danes and Swedes opting for cremation is circa 70%+, nothing surprising there comparable with many secular progressive democracies, but Norway figures range from 36% (Wikipedia) […]

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New cremation law to be introduced in the Republic of Cyprus

  The Republic of Cyprus (the southern bit) is looking to introduce some laws on cremation. Within these is all the sensible  one might expect: stuff thou shalt  remove all pacemakers along with all clothing or footwear containing rubber or PVC, earrings, bracelets, rings, glasses, and any foreign material which cannot be cremated. However, dental […]

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The False Tsar who had his ashes shot out of a cannon!

  This is a great little story from northern europe from the early 17th century, during the Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618) The incident is set in the conflict or series of conflicts that involved  the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth taking an opportunistic swipe at the Russians when the Russian Tsardom was torn into a series of civil wars. As with many civil […]

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Can you send cremation ashes in the post?

  You cannot send the whole amount of cremated human remains / cremation ashes in the post. You can however send up to 50g of ashes. The Post Office prohibits the full amount being sent either: nationally via Royal Mail and Parcelforce and internationally through Parcelforce Worldwide UK, which includes mail services: First Class, Second Class and Special Delivery […]

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A Jewish woman’s last wish: To have her cremated remains taken back to Treblinka

  As stories of poignancy, heartache and resonance go, this one really stops you in your tracks. I would urge you to read the article it is likely to leave you thinking for quite some time. A lady who survived the death camp at Treblinka, while her parents and younger sibling died, has said  she wishes to have her […]

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