Tibetan tree burial. Tree burial is a Tibetan tradition most commonly practiced with infants, though children as old as thirteen have been entombed this way. The body is cleaned with salt water before being placed in the vessel in a fetal position. The family then hangs the deceased from a tree. Some trees have only one or two vessels, where other have upwards of fifty.
Richard Thomas (1749 - 1824) Here lies the body of Richard Thomas an inglishman by birth, a whig of 76, by occupation a cooper,Now food for worms. Like an old rum puncheon marked, Numbered and shooked, He will be raised again and finished by his creator. He died sept 28 1824 aged 75, America my adopted country, My best advice to you is this,Take care of your liberties.
Baby Grave Tree in Tana Toraja, Indonesia. If a child dies before he/she has started teething, its mother wraps the tiny body in cloth, makes a hole or finds a natural niche in the ‘Baby Tree’ and places the dead infant inside. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed.
Boudicca - Queen of the Iceni Celts under Roman rule. When her husband, King Prasutagus, died in 60AD, the Romans reneged on an earlier agreement & demanded Boudicca hand over her land & wealth. She refused & the Romans beat her & raped her daughters. In turn, Boudicca amassed & led a force of 100,000 warriors against the Roman army & very nearly defeated them... her army sacked London and held the Romans at bay for over 6 months... longer than any other military leader ever...
The children under glass are life sized white marble statues of the children buried there. (It is said that some of the statues of children in the cemeteries were made from their death masks. A common practice in the Victorian period.) A boy in a boat with his toys and a girl standing with flowers in her hand. They were their mother’s only children and their mothers are now buried next to them.
Mortsafes were metal basket coffin covers buried with the coffin placed inside and removed after a couple of weeks when the corpse was no longer fresh enough to be of value to grave robbers, then used again to protect fresh graves. Body snatchers would dig up and sell corpses to anatomists for dissection.
Bridget Cleary was an Irish woman who, in 1895, was killed by her husband who believed she was a fairy changeling. In folklore a changeling is a fairy which is switched with a human infant. In many cases a changeling seemed like the only rational explanation for the unknown diseases etc., which might afflict a child.