qNorthern Japan is home to the tradition of self-mummifying Buddhist monks. Long after death, these ascetics continue to be revered as living Buddhas. The biographies of various monks are presented within this history of self-mummification, as is an examination of the religious beliefs involved, an amalgamation of three distinct religious traditionsq--Provided by publisher.the red style the skin was often put back into place like paper mache. ... The Egyptian conception of life after death developed early, as evidenced by the burials of predynastic (prehistoric) age. ... The pit was sometimes lined with matting, boards or bricks, but the cavity that received the body was more grave than tomb.
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