'Burning the dead body of a Lama', c1802. Creator: Unknown
'Burning the dead body of a Lama', c1802. Buddhist monks performing a cremation ritual. Engraving published in the "English Encyclopedia" published by George Kearsley. Its full title was: "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and sciences compiled from modern authors of the first eminence in the different branches of science." [London, 1802]
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Bucket handle from a Late Iron Age cremation burial, Iron Age, c75-c25 BC. Artist: Unknown
Detail showing human face on bucket handle from a Late Iron Age cremation burial, Iron Age, c75-c25 BC. This bucket was placed in the grave of a Briton who was alive around the time of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain. The grave, found in 1886 at Aylesford, Kent, was one of the first Late Iron Age cremation graves to be studied by archaeologists. From the British Museum's collection.
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