International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Inheritance, Condolence and Funeral Procession in Nestorian Society in the 19th Century
Dr.Murat Gökhan DALYAN

Funeral procession began shortly after death; the corpse was washed and buried in Nestorian society in the 19th century. Different genders and people of different social classes were treated differently during burial procession. Accordingly, when a clergyman died, his dead body was washed without his clothes being taken off. Dead bodies of women were buried in graves which were dug more deeply than those of men. When children under the age of six months died, they were buried by their mothers. When they died above the age of six, their corpses were buried by priest and others along with him. Visits of condolence started shortly after burial and finished when men shaved and women washed their hair at the end of the ninth day. As for
inheritance share, sons were entitled to get more inheritance than daughters were.

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