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6000 BCE: Burial of the dead in Egypt.
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Burial rituals develop during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
5000 BCE: Evidence of burial in Sumer.
4000 BCE - 2300 BCE: Depictions of ships in stone (in burial settings) and metal found in Scandinavia.
3300 BCE: Early Harappan Civilization of India practices burial of the dead.
3300 BCE: Newgrange Burial Mound constructed in Ireland.
3150 BCE - 30 BCE: Burial rituals in Egypt are strictly observed to ensure the eternal life of the soul, including mummification, grave goods, and elaborate funerary rites.
3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: First rock-cut burial chambers at Akrotiri.
2800 BCE: Later Harappan Civilization turns to cremation over burial.
425 CE - 450 CE: Earliest Anglo-Saxon burial in Britain.
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