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Funeral Urns Anglo Saxon England

I want an Anglo-Saxon Funeral

I would like an Anglo-Saxon Funeral According to the evidence Anglo Saxons choose both burial and cremation. It would appear that Angles (those who settled more to the East) opted for cremation and the Saxons tended more towards burial, but evidence of both types of ceremony have been found within the same graveyard. If the […]

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Planning for a Viking send off

  Ian Uzzell, face of the Jorvik Viking Centre, is planning to go out in one of our Viking longboat urns according to the Northern Echo. Although they report ‘He has not yet decided what will happen to the boat.’ I guess the question is does he follow popular myth and iconography and go out […]

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Scattering ashes tradition – Is it Norse?

  Many cultures that use cremation instead of burial will scatter the ashes, but cremation is a ‘fairly’ new phenomena in the modern western society and scattering ashes, particularly in the UK, is even more recent. I was wondering where the western origins of the tradition might lie. So far I have come across one […]

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