The highest in the world CEMETERY
To be honest, I absolutely do not care what will happen to me physically after death. What a cemetery, what a grave - but don't care, even a crematorium, if only it were more comfortable to live. Many say - the main thing to remember! Well, yes, I would like to leave a memory of myself, but this is not a fact.
According to statistics, about 101 billion people are buried on Earth today, and in this century this figure will increase by another 7 billion. It is not so difficult to imagine how much the cemeteries have grown, and why the grave sites are in the strictest shortage today.
In many countries, to address this issue in different ways, one of the trends is the creation of vertical cemeteries.
In many European countries, the practice of “reuse” of graves is common.At the old Jewish cemetery in Prague, for example, repeated burials were carried out, which “layered” over each other, separated by an additional layer of earth. The cemetery was valid until 1787, and at that time 12 bodies were buried in some graves.
In Norway, instead of accumulating bodies, it is customary to open the grave every 20 years and make a second burial in it. It is believed that this period is quite enough for the body to decompose. Some ritual services even offer coffins treated with solutions that accelerate this process. A similar situation exists in England. Very quickly, the country has exhausted the territory allocated for burial. In one study, scientists estimated that with the rate of mortality as it is now, by 2050, England would need to allocate 6,500 sq km for cemeteries (an area five times the size of New York).
Cemetery Pok Fu Lam in Hong Kong.
In many countries they are trying to solve the problem of burials, but often they only think about the use of land. However, there are those who decided to build cemeteries not in breadth, but upwards. For example, vertical cemeteries have become popular in Asia. In many Asian cultures, burials in tomb structures are widespread, resembling multi-storey pagodas. Currently, vertical cemeteries can be seen in Tainan (Taiwan). In Hong Kong, cemeteries are often built on hillsides to save space.In one of the Japanese cities, a local businessman even opened a so-called “hotel for the dead”; there the relatives of the deceased can hand over the body, which is waiting for its turn to the crematorium (because of the workload of the crematoria, the wait can drag on for a long time).
There are even such super-technological cemeteries in Japan. The futuristic columbarium Ruriden is run by the Koukokuji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. This storage of urns with ashes represents 2046 small altars with glass statues of Buddha. The entrance to Ruriden is carried out on an individual smart card, after which the corresponding cell is highlighted in a certain color.
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An exemplary vertical cemetery was built in the Brazilian city of Santos. This is a 32-storey building, in which there are enough places for the burial of 25 thousand people. It was built in 1983, although it was originally a low-rise building, but the burial site was so popular that it was necessary to finish building the upper floors. Today, the cemetery in Santos is considered the highest in the world. Each floor is designed for 150 tombs, equipped with a complex ventilation system.Each tomb can accommodate up to six bodies. The decomposition of the body takes about three years, as soon as this happened, the family of the deceased can receive the remains or pass them on for further burial in the church.
In addition to the tombs, the building has mausoleums, crypts, a chapel and a roof terrace for a memorial meal. The building is surrounded by gardens, a forest, a picturesque lagoon and a waterfall are nearby.
In Tel Aviv, the construction of high-rise buildings at the Yarkon cemetery continues, designed for the burial of 250,000 bodies. The special construction is designed so that the overlap for each floor is connected to the ground, which does not violate the religious beliefs of ultra-orthodox Jews.
Let us remember when the dead are evicted and why there is no rest for the dead in Guatemala.