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News item image Miniature Hearses in Amsterdam

A new exhibition can be seen of miniature funeral hearses. The largest miniature Dutch hearse collection can be seen at the Museum Tot Zover in Amsterdam. The existing collection has recently been expanded.

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News item image Turning Corpses into Compost

A new ecofriendly solution, instead of embalming or cremation - composting human bodies. Some see it also as a spiritual solution, as the body will help to create new life for plants.

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News item image The last road items

As we know in Ancient Egypt cats were sometimes accompanying their owners also for the last road. They were gently laid to rest with their owner with much care and respect for being sacred animals. There are people who still wish for that nowadays but unless the pet has died beforehand, it is clearly refused by funeral homes. In addition to that some people have other quite unique wishes for items that they would love to have along on the last road.

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News item image The Contest Cemeteries Cultural Adios

Awards will be presented at a public event to be held in Madrid next 28 and all participants will be included in the Guide Cemeteries of Spain that will launch the magazine in 2015. Cemetery Burguete (Navarra), the pantheon of Augustine Cemetery Gisbert Alcoy (Alicante) and sculpture dedicated to Gayarre in the cemetery of Roncal (Navarra) they have won the popular vote contest I Cemeteries organized by the magazine Goodbye Cultural edited by Funespaña.

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News item image The FIAT-IFTA at AFDA/FDANZ Convention

The FIAT-IFTA was represented at the convention by the 3rd Vice President Mr. Akinori Matsui and Secretary-Treasurer Mr. Dirk van Vuure Jr. Together they visited the joint Australian Funeral Directors Association/Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand convention in Sydney, Australia.

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News item image Unique CEGEP program

In an introductory course to their CEGEP program, students at Collège de Rosemont visit funeral homes and get to watch embalming techniques.

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News item image Epitaphs

What to write as an epitaph? Is it a moment for a memory, or as a plot twist to have one last laugh together? Here are few funny and famous epitaphs and in the end you will find few tips on how to create them.

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