Visiting London in November 2010 I was very amazed by the exhibition “Living and Dying” in the British Museum. A bit more vivid than the world famous mummies there. Mostly impressed I was by the coffins of Ghana. There people get burried in whatever they like. Subsequently they are partying to celebrate that they managed it.
Regarding my person, I had many funerals in my family and was always regretting that we are not living in Italy, due to their stone tombs. Just because I did not want them to be eaten up by insects. But of course, there is also a competition for cemetaries.