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There Is A Difference Between Coffins And Caskets

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Both casket and coffins are containers for corpses. This is true. Although they serve the same purpose, they are not synonyms for the same thing. The difference is slight, but it's there. Find out the difference in the video below.

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The Difference Between Coffins And Caskets

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Caskets are rectangular, but coffins usually have six or eight sides. 00:24

How Did They Settle on Six Feet Deep for Graves?

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  1. A coffin can be covered by no less than 18 inches of dirt. 00:35

  2. The reason six feet deep is seen as a standard for graves may be because people wanted black plague casualties to be a certain depth underground. 03:12

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