6 Fascinating Death Rituals From Around the World

    From Madagascar's turning of the bones to the sky burials of the Tibetan plateau, unearth these unique and captivating funeral rites.

    Every culture and community has its own idiosyncratic methods for preparing the dead for burial (or burning, or sinking, or left for scavengers...). Even today's Western custom of putting a full face of makeup on the dead will be looked back at with some questions. Death rituals reveal much about a culture's desires and mores. Read on for six of the most fascinating death rituals.

    Featured photo: Arian Zwegers / Flickr (CC); All other photos: Wikimedia Commons

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