The Guardian reports that burial mounds are making a comeback

November 4, 2016   //   No Comments

A type of burial used 5,000 years ago is available again as families mourning loved ones seek a better way of doing death.  On the edge of a ploughed field in Cambridgeshire, Toby Angel and Martin Fildes have created a new way of death for 21st-century Britain: a brand new stone-and-earth round barrow, a burial mound of a type perfected more than 5,000 years ago.

The stone walls curving up to a corbelled roof are lined with hundreds of niches, waiting for the living to pay up to £4,800 to lease a space for the cremated remains of loved ones to rest for 99 years – and, its creators hope, for centuries longer than that.

Read more on the Guardian’s website here.