More Americans Are Deciding to be Buried with Their Pets

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Headstones above a pet and her master sit side-by-side at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y.

Rhona Levy has her burial planned out. She will be cremated, her ashes will be divided into two bright red urns and she will be taken to the cemetery.  Then, half of her will go into a plot with Snow, Putchke and Pumpkin, and the other half will go in nearby with Shaina and Twinkie.

 

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Archeologists Unearth Unique Roman Glass Bowl At Ancient London Cemetery

Archeologists Unearth Unique Roman Glass Bowl At Ancient London Cemetary

Liz Goodman, Museum of London conservator is seen with a Roman Millefiore bowl.

Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman glass bowl, thought to be a unique find in the Western Roman Empire, at an ancient cemetery beyond the walls of the old city of London. (Pics)

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Next Generation Cremation – Dissolving Bodies

 Next Generation Cremation - Dissolving Bodies
Getting the public to accept a process that strikes some as ghastly may be a big challenge

Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest-dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in the US 16 years ago to get rid of animal carcasses. It uses lye, 300-degree heat and 60 pounds of pressure per square inch to destroy bodies in big steel cylinders that are similar to pressure cookers.

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