Opera News

Opera News App

See the reasons why we bury people 6 feet from the earth surface

Gan@shat
By [email protected] | self meida writer
Published 17 days ago - 4859 views

Have you ever paid a visit to a burial or a grave digging site? You' ll notice that the graves are always 6 feet deep. People bury their loved ones using different patterns according to their tradition/laws but the 6 feet deep grave is common in different parts of the world.

A cemetery is where our loved ones are laid to rest

So how did this six ft grave of a thing started? We' ll take a brief look into it and how it started. It all started during the time of the black death, a plague that tormented the inhabitants of the Earth to the extent that it nearly wiped out half of the Earth s population back then. This plague was so deadly, and it was not like any other plague the world has ever seen. This plague killed about 200 million people out of 400 million people dwelling on earth lower back then, and this plague is known as " The Black DeathA. K. A " Bubonic Plague" .


The fingers of a plague victim

This plague tormented the earth numerous times, and when it came back again in England back in 1655, it started claiming lives, not sparring children or adults. It claimed the lives of many who fell victim to it, there was no cure for it back then.

A plague doctor, they're known for their 'scary' looks


The mayor of London feared that the remains of people who died from the plague can transfer to the living so he declared that the dead should be buried six ft under the Earth's surface. This was how the " six feet grave" started and most people are still following it.

The British were the ones that colonized Nigeria, so they introduced it in Nigeria, and that's how it has been to date. We can't tell for sure how Nigerians buried their dead before the time of the British era, however, there is a huge percentage of Nigerians who bury their loved ones by digging a 6 feet deep grave.

Some do prefer to send their loved ones to rest by throwing them into the river or burning them but the 6 feet grave tradition is one of the most common ways of laying someone to rest.

What are your thoughts on this? Feel free to leave a like or a share.

Content created and supplied by: [email protected] (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Black Death Earth
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Samini Is Dead Longtime - Shatta Wale Fires

2 hours ago

2 🔥

Samini Is Dead Longtime - Shatta Wale Fires

Otumfuo, Chief Imam and others to take vaccines publicly on Tuesday - Group 1& 2 to start roll-out

3 hours ago

16 🔥

Otumfuo, Chief Imam and others to take vaccines publicly on Tuesday - Group 1& 2 to start roll-out

20 Million Ghanaians to be vaccinated at the end of 2021 - Exercise will be divided into four groups

3 hours ago

24 🔥

20 Million Ghanaians to be vaccinated at the end of 2021 - Exercise will be divided into four groups

See Why Nana Addo Did Not Lock Down The Country

3 hours ago

9 🔥

See Why Nana Addo Did Not Lock Down The Country

U/W: MP presents streetlights to Immigration Service at Hamile border

3 hours ago

26 🔥

U/W: MP presents streetlights to Immigration Service at Hamile border

"The Vaccine Is The Real Virus"- Revisiting The Prophecy of Apostle Johnson Suleman About COVID-19

3 hours ago

41 🔥

Don’t take my honesty for granted - ‘Angry’ Kelvin Taylor makes another ‘serious’ statement

3 hours ago

342 🔥

Don’t take my honesty for granted - ‘Angry’ Kelvin Taylor makes another ‘serious’ statement

Summary of President Nana Akufo Addo's 24th National Address

4 hours ago

489 🔥

Summary of President Nana Akufo Addo's 24th National Address

24th Nation’s Address: Asantehene And Other Chiefs to Take Vaccine Publicly on Tuesday

5 hours ago

216 🔥

24th Nation’s Address: Asantehene And Other Chiefs to Take Vaccine Publicly on Tuesday

Alban Bagbin, Otumfuor, others will take the vaccine first; Akufo Addo.

5 hours ago

67 🔥

Alban Bagbin, Otumfuor, others will take the vaccine first; Akufo Addo.

COMMENTS