Coffins http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25406/all en No rest for the dead with surround-sound coffin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/no-rest-the-dead-surround-sound-coffin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>STOCKHOLM, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A Swedish man has designed a coffin with built-in speakers linked to a music playlist that can be updated by the living.</p> <p>Music and video equipment store owner Fredrik Hjelmquist said his hi-fi coffin would entertain the dead and provide solace for grieving friends and relatives by making it possible for them to alter the deceased's playlist online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/no-rest-the-dead-surround-sound-coffin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffins Death customs Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733181 at http://www.globalpost.com Mysterious double coffin found at King Richard III car park site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/mysterious-double-coffin-found-at-king-richard-iii-car-park-sit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin from the same Leicester car park where England's King Richard III was famously buried for 500 years.</p> <p>Experts returned to the site of the former Grey Friars Church at the beginning of July to learn more about the area, only to find a full intact stone casket with a lead coffin inside.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/mysterious-double-coffin-found-at-king-richard-iii-car-park-sit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffins Death customs Human Interest Richard III of England Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:34:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5897030 at http://www.globalpost.com 14 dead as bus falls into ravine in Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/14-dead-bus-falls-ravine-philippines-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two foreigners were among 14 people killed when a tourist bus fell into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Friday, authorities said.</p> <p>The bus plunged about 120 metres (nearly 400 feet) while travelling on a narrow road heading to an area famous for its "hanging coffins", said a report from the civil defence office.</p> <p>A Canadian man and a Dutch woman were among the 14 passengers killed, it added.</p> <p>Police said 32 other people on board were injured including another Dutch woman and the bus driver.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/14-dead-bus-falls-ravine-philippines-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeology of China Coffins Hanging coffins AFP Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:17:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6064128 at http://www.globalpost.com List of impossible-to-find goods grows in Venezuela http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140629/list-impossible-find-goods-grows-venezuela <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shopping has become a feat of endurance in Venezuela, where mass shortages have extended beyond basic goods to everything else, from hair dye to sandpaper and even to caskets.</p> <p>As inflation has soared above 60 percent and airlines have canceled service to Venezuela over billions of dollars owed by the Caracas government, the list of impossible-to-find-items has grown considerably.</p> <p>"Now, there aren't even enough coffins!" lamented Roberto Leon, president of Venezuela's main consumers association (Anauco).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140629/list-impossible-find-goods-grows-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coffins Culture Death customs Labor Law AFP Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:50:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6190621 at http://www.globalpost.com Forget high-tech gadgets, crime-hit S.Africans go for coffins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140919/forget-high-tech-gadgets-crime-hit-safricans-go-coffins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Many properties in crime-ridden South Africa are secured by electronic burglar alarms and high concrete walls topped with high-voltage electric fences, but in the quaint small diamond mining town of Cullinan, coffins are the latest security gadgets.</p> <p>Following a spate of robberies in the semi-rural town of around 28,000 people, some residents have found that caskets are keeping burglars at bay.</p> <p>Tired of the break-ins, a couple that runs a scrap metal trading firm thought they would experiment with a coffin to deter thieves.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140919/forget-high-tech-gadgets-crime-hit-safricans-go-coffins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffins Death customs Ga people AFP Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:39:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6262393 at http://www.globalpost.com