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Anthropological Study on the Cremated Bones of the Late Silla Kingdom Period in Korean History
Y.J. Kim / D.S. Lim / E.J. Woo / J.H. Bae / N.L. Lee, K. Hwangbo / C.S. Oh / Y.S. Kim /S.C. Cha / D.H. Shin
Cremation burial as practiced throughout many part of Asia disseminate from the recorded funeral of Sakyamuni, the founder of the religion. According to Mahaparinirvana Sutra, the ancient Indian Buddhist script that documents the final days of the Buddha, the founder’s body was cremated on a pyre along with various kinds of precious woods. His relics were collected after the cremation, to be enshrined inside stupa, his funerary mound. Archaeological evidence of this is rather blurring although many relic caskets and associated antiquities have be…