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  • Death Online

    Throughout the world, death and the rituals that surround it are steeped in taboos. Death is celebrated, embraced and feared. Around death and the dead, cultures put in place diverse restrictions and practices associated with clothing, food and ritual. Death - the last taboo explores what happens to us when we die and the different ways we deal with death.

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  • Death: The last taboo

    View a selection of movies about how different cultures deal with death, from disposing of the body to remembering their dead through rituals, memorials and shrines.

  • Bharatayuddha: Death of Abimanyu

     

  • The face of death

    Death masks show the subject's facial expression immediately after death. It was important to make death masks quickly, before the features became distorted.

  • What is death?

    Throughout the world, death and the rituals that surround it are steeped in taboos. Death is celebrated, embraced and feared. Around death and the dead, cultures put in place diverse restrictions and practices associated with clothing, food and ritual. This website explores what happens to us when we die and the different ways we deal with death.

  • Defining death

    There are three main ways that death can be defined: legally, culturally or clinically. Find out what criteria are used to determine the moment of death.
     

  • Signs of death

    Among classical Greek and Roman societies the signs of death were the absence of a heartbeat and breathing, and the onset of putrefaction. In medieval times a candle was held to the mouth - a flicker of the candle was shown as a sign of life.

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  • The Body of Tee, a Chief

     

  • Cremation Process - Rookwood Gardens

    Photos taken at Rookwood Gardens and crematorium 2000-2001 as part of the 'Death Rites' series.

  • The cremation process, 3

     

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  • The cremation process, 2