La Rochefoucauld affirmed that neither the sun nor death can be seen face to face. This fear, this eagerness to exorcise the transit to the unknown is as old as the manufacture of the first human tools: flint sheets.
Anthropologists and historians locate the first tombs in the so-called Musterian period, about 125,000 years ago, when homo sapiens began to dominate the planet. Already in the Paleolithic period, burials were widespread in which the corpse was buried under the stones with its personal objects to hunt, dress and eat.
This shows that the so-called primitive men believed that death was a form of transit to another life. Therefore, they carefully protected the graves … See More.