Entombment

Entombment

Cremation is the use of high-temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce humans to basic chemical compounds, such as gases and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone.  A cremator is an industrial furnace that is able to generate temperatures of 870–980 °C (1600–1800 °F) to ensure disintegration of the corpse. Modern cremator fuels include oil, natural gas, propane, and, in some areas like Hong Kong, town gas. However, coal and coke were used until the early 1960s.

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