WATCH: How a Human Body Is Cremated

WARNING: Do not watch the above video if death makes you uneasy or uncomfortable. 

For thousands of years, the cremation process is one option that has been used for deceased bodies after death.

The cremation chamber, sometimes called the retort, is big enough to accommodate one body at a time, and can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Honestly, it just looked like a gigantic pizza oven that’s lined with fire resistant bricks.

Generally, it takes anywhere from 1-1/2 to 2 hours for a human body to be reduced to bone fragments and ash.

After the immense heat drives out the body, the skin and hair are burnt, and the muscles contract and char. Next, soft tissues are vaporized and bones are calcified until they crumble.

In death, all is reduced to ash.

If you can handle it, watch the cremation process above.

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