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Why Are People Buried 6 Feet under?

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The term six feet under has origins that trace back to the mid 1600s and then emerge again during the mid 1800's. During the 1600s, London was experiencing an outbreak of the Bubonic plague. The death rate was huge and reached about 8,000 a week. With the death rates being so large, the authorities lost control of their quarantine and burial methods and many people were buried in shallow graves or within the properties of local parishes. It is believed that these practices were a major factor in the rapid spread of the disease. In 1665, to try and slow down the disease, the Lord Mayor enacted a set of rules related to the plague. One of those rules was that all graves had to be buried at least six feet deep.
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Because if there is a flood, the body wont resurface. Although many do not know this, in Latin history, children were buried 6 feet underground to prevent them from becoming undead.
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So they want have a chance to
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The 6 ft depth was associated with graves comes from a law enacted in England during the black plague. But today, there'sis no current standard for grave depth.
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so that animals won't dig in the near surface and get to the body and take it away..or snatch it and leave it in the surface! I THINK...not
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