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Religions 2018, 9(9), 272; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9090272

Cadaverous Decomposition as a Representation of the Soul’s Journey. Anthropological Evidence of a Funerary Ritual

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Centre of Research in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, v. O. Rossi, 9, 21100 Varese, Italy
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Department of Molecular Medicine, Unit of History of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale dell’Università 34a, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Received: 1 August 2018 / Revised: 29 August 2018 / Accepted: 10 September 2018 / Published: 11 September 2018
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Our archaeological and anthropological investigations carried out inside the Crypt of the Franciscan Monastery in Azzio (Varese, Northern Italy) allowed us to discover a singular funerary practice of Franciscan friars. It consisted of a secondary burial practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: secondary burial practice; Franciscan order; archaeological and anthropological investigations secondary burial practice; Franciscan order; archaeological and anthropological investigations
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Licata, M.; Borgo, M.; Badino, P.; Iorio, S. Cadaverous Decomposition as a Representation of the Soul’s Journey. Anthropological Evidence of a Funerary Ritual. Religions 2018, 9, 272.

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