The archaeological site in Norway contains several burial mounds and boats that were used in Viking funerals.
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More than 150 volunteers ensure that no soldier is ever buried alone.
Billy Graham will be one of just a handful to receive the honor.
Mental Floss talked to several to learn some little-known facts about the profession, from what happens behind the doors of the embalming room to the real reason you might want to think twice about that “protective” casket.