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Old 03.11.2011, 14:54
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Yes, recycling in Switzerland is endless and even goes beyond death itself...
This takes me to question the poor standards reached in Organ Donation
in Switzerland. The efforts of the Institute in my opinion does not appear to be dynamic not even to the extend Blood Donors Organisation goes.
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Old 05.11.2011, 16:18
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Re: Can someone tell me what this means.... [Graves in Switzerland]

A little known fact is that under the streets of Paris, the remains (bones) of over 6 million people are stacked in extensive catacombs. These are the remains of people exhumed and re-located over centuries as overfilled cemeteries within the city were dug up for development, or because of sanitary conditions (the growing number of corpses were contaminating the wellwater).

The kilometers of stacked bones in underground tunnels is now a macabre tourist attraction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catacombs_of_Paris
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New coffins, too. Otherwise, yes.
Here they bring in a big backhoe every few years and dig up the graves completely in one big sweep, put down a kind of felt then put the dirt back. Any bodies that are not completely rotten go to a pile hidden in the woods were they are left to deteriate further. The bones are then piled in the church basement. That's why the cemetary is so small and nicely flowered. In the U.S where I lived all are also buried so when u would sit up they face the sunrise for the second coming of Christ. So the bodies are risen so they said. Was a shock here first time I saw them digging up the bodies and stacking them. I thought of it as a act against God and our sole. But its normal here.
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Re: Can someone tell me what this means.... [Graves in Switzerland]

When I used to live in Limmattal, I used to bike all over the area. I stumbled upon an old fenced in shed in the corner of a farmers field where I saw stack upon stack of old gravestones, most dated from 25 years ago or older.

I now know why they were there.
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