The history of the memories of animals – an old tradition

In a cave in France, there are a number of tracks of a child and a dog walks together, which are dated to 26,000 BC. Some archaeologists believe that the domestication of dogs may have occurred since 90,000 years ago. Many ancient tombs pet has been found that show how these animals were dear to their people.

Graves dogs in Germany than 14,000 BC in North America from 11,000 BC and 7000 BC in China. The oldest known cat on the grave of Cyprus, dated around 9500 BC, long before the Egyptians worshiped cats. A horse burial was discovered in Armenia, dating from about 2600 BC.

These tombs were located, such as burial rights were in the same area, some side by side indicates the status of these animals with their owners had. They were buried in seated positions with funerary flowers, toys, and human nutrition. The inevitable conclusion is that the people they had buried these animals “person-hood”. It is not difficult to imagine our ancestors in the Stone Age mourn the graves of their dear companions lost.

The history of pet cemeteries

The pet cemetery known earlier was excavated in Illinois in the United States, and contains many graves of Native American companion dog. It has been dated to 6500 BC. And we are all familiar with the ancient Egyptian company personalized funeral. There are pet cemeteries along the Nile where the Egyptians mummified their pet and buried in the family cemetery. A grieving pharaoh had a tomb for his beloved Abutiu watchdog (with pointy ears), and mummified in fine linen, spices and oils. Abutiu was buried in his own tomb underground, “so it could be one of the blessed.”

Alexander the Great had a Great Dane named PERITAS. When she died around 350 BC, he led a large procession organized the funeral and erected a large monument to it. He ordered residents in honor of his death every year a festival.

When pet cemeteries that we know today, which first appear? The oldest cemetery in continuous operation in the state of New York, by the name Hartsdale cemetery animals. In 1896, Dr. Samuel Johnson, a veterinarian, a Bereaved deeply buried his beloved dog in his apple orchard. He was immediately inundated with requests for permits others the same privilege either. Today, over a century later, there are more than 70,000 animals buried.

So you can see from your old ancestors of the Stone Age, the Great Pharaohs conquerors, and the daily life of the past and now you are in good company with memorializes your desire, your companion. Today, the United Kingdom is a respected custom pet burial, as evidenced by the many good pet cemeteries across the country. Some people bury their pets in their gardens and ash distribution others, then place a stone in memory.

Pet Memorials UK has many years of experience in creating stone monuments and plaques for thousands of clients. Let us help you find your spiritual relationship with your pet with a permanent reminder. Your pet memorial stone is a lasting testament to the long-held belief that to enter into the mystery, you and your partner will experience the joy of reunion.