Burial grounds have long been considered sacred. Burial rites are among the most important rites to us since the beginning of human history as we know it. In ancient cultures, burial was fused with art, hence the title of this piece, the ancient arts of burial.


Not a lot is known about Mesopotamian funeral traditions, but we know the importance of proper burials. They believed the deceased could return as a ghost if they didn’t receive a proper burial. The ghosts could possess people, haunt their dreams, bring bad luck, or bring bad health. Those who were not royal…

Komal Salman

A media student who has a thing for photography, architecture, and cultural heritage, and loves to write!

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