Burial Timeline

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  • c. 6000 BCE
    Burial of the Dead in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Burial rituals develop during the Pre-Dynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 5000 BCE
    Evidence of burial in Sumer.
  • c. 4000 BCE - c. 2300 BCE
    Depictions of ships in stone (in burial settings) and metal found in Scandinavia.
  • c. 3300 BCE
    Early Harappan Civilization of India practices burial of the dead.
  • 3300 BCE
    Newgrange Burial Mound constructed in Ireland.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 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.
  • c. 2800 BCE
    Later Harappan Civilization turns to cremation over burial.
  • c. 425 CE - c. 450 CE
    Earliest Anglo-Saxon burial in Britain.

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6000 BCE: Burial of the Dead in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Burial rituals develop during the Pre-Dynastic 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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