Learn more about the Chinese Folk Religion and its effect on burial traditions, the importance of ancestors as well as the Terracotta Army.


The Indonesian archipelago is home to dozens of mortuary customs including, Balinese cremation, Javanese acceptance and even smoked mummies!

Indonesia – Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja is home to many fascinating death rituals: from animal sacrifices, cave and tree burials to exhumating and parading the dead!

South Sudan

What is a ghost marriage? And what is the cultural role of beer at funerals? Find out with our article on death practices in South Sudan!


Visit Madagascar and learn why locals dance with their dead during Famadihana. And if that’s not enough, we also explore a pirate cemetery!


Join us while we visit Cuba, learn more about religious syncretism, Santería practices and socialist funerals, including Fidel Castro’s!


Joins us while we learn more about the origins, offerings, food, music and art of the Mexican the Day of the Dead, the Día de Muertos!