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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burial_vault_(enclosure)

A burial vault is a container, formerly made of wood or brick but more often today made of concrete, that encloses a coffin to help prevent a grave from sinking. Wooden coffins (or caskets) decompose, and often the weight of earth on top ... A truly "green" or natural burial does not use embalming fluids, and does not attempt ...

www.quora.com/Cemeteries-How-long-does-it-take-for-a-coffin-to-decompose-underground

Most all (I'd say 99% of) cemeteries require a concrete vault which is set into the grave first. ... In this case a casket will not last nearly as long. 35.3k Views.

www.calebwilde.com/2015/01/ten-things-about-human-decomposition

Jan 16, 2015 ... We've seen Lenin and other famous embalmed corpses last for years upon years , ... If you're embalmed, put in a casket and buried in a concrete vault … Let's make this clear: If you want to do the whole “dust to dust” thing in a ...

www.calebwilde.com/2013/10/ten-things-about-embalming

Oct 9, 2013 ... Two. It does not preserve the body indefinitely. ... How long before an embalmed body kept in an open casket at "room temp" starts to smell?

www.memorialpages.co.uk/articles/decomposition.php

Some of the last cells to be broken down in the cadaver are those which are ... However although embalming slows decomposition it does not stop it indefinitely.

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What happens when a body decomposes in a casket is a long, complex process. ... These organisms do not die immediately along with you. Instead, after death ...

forensicoutreach.com/library/4-terrifying-things-your-body-does-when-it-decomposes

Jun 19, 2012 ... 4 Terrifying Things Your Body Does When It Decomposes ... In case you're reeling from the repurcussions of that last sentence, let us break it down for ... We' ll leave you with this: there are rumours that coffins are no longer ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question107974.html

Aug 14, 2009 ... How long does it take for a body to decompose in a casket - trivia ... In soil of neutral acidity, bones may last for hundreds of years, while acid ...

www.thefuneralsource.org/faq.html

How long does Embalming last? Mortuary-type embalming is meant to hold the body only for a week or so. Ultimately, the body will decompose, even if it has ...