• Funerary Customs & Traditions
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By Crusader1307

In Ancient China, a Hunping was a special ceramic Urn, designed expressly to store One's Soul – after death. Popular during The Han Dynasty of the 2nd Century AD – while the majority of Hunping were made of earthen (fire) ceramic materials, more elaborate versions were made of Gold, Silver and Jade. The Urn was topped by a miniature version of an Earthly House. As was the belief, while the body of the deceased could no longer ''continue'' (decomposition), The Soul ''needed'' a Home. Hunping were placed (or buried) in prominent locations associated with the physical remains of the Dead. While only Royalty could only afford such extravagances, many Common people emulated the practice of The Hunping.