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News item image "Burden of Wings" Mauro Marinelli

The transience of life captured in poetic pictures.Iconic cemetery images captured on Polaroid juxtapose the in- herent contradictions of the immediate moment: instant and everlasting. In homage to the 16th century Dutch still life style of Nature Morte, the stone of mortuary sculptures softens like flesh and graveside tokens and bouquets of colorful flowers depict life be- coming death.

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News item image Death and Meaning Making in Europe

10-14 August 2015, Radboud University, The Netherlands. Death is expected to play an increasing role in the European societies of the near future, due to factors like aging populations, early diagnosis coupled with prolonged dying, rampant individualism, greater physical and social mobility, environmental degradation and, most recently, the threat of terrorism or a pandemic.

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News item image The world’s fastest hearse

When it comes to hearse, most people imagine something quite slow, elegant and dark. The last might still apply to the hearse named ‘Madness’ but it is everything else but slow. It holds the world record for the fastest hearse.

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News item image Grippe, pompes funèbres débordées

Scroll below for English. Jamais depuis cinq ans l’épidémie de grippe n’a été aussi virulente. Conséquence : une surmortalité chez les personnes âgées, des pompes funèbres débordées et des délais de cérémonies qui s’allongent.

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News item image Facebook adds legacy contacts

Facebook is a place to share and connect with friends and family. For many of us, it’s also a place to remember and honour those we’ve lost. When a person passes away, their account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences.

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News item image Organic Burial Pods

No more coffins! Organic burial pods - the new solution from Italian company Capsula Mundi. The new burial method would offer a possibility to become one with nature again in a beautiful way.

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News item image NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program

NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program Continues to Gain Momentum 380 funeral professionals earn certification during second half of 2014

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