Many people don't understand why they didn't bury them for a few months after death, and then they will enjoy it with Xiaobian.
There has always been such an unwritten rule in the funeral custom of Chinese traditional culture. After the death of a relative, the body must be placed in the spirit hall for at least three days. The reason is that the ancients believed that after death, the soul was not left the body immediately, but only left the body on the third day. Three days later, the body without soul is like an empty shell, which can be buried normally.
There are still some areas that are kept for 7 days, because the custom of "the first seven days" means that even if the soul leaves the body after death, it will return home to visit when the seventh day comes. After 7 days, the soul will never come back and enter the process of reincarnation. At this time, there is no taboo to bury.
不管是3天也好，7天也好，这个时间远比古代驾崩时放置的天数要少得多。通常而言， 驾崩时，其灵柩一般要摆放3个月。而这里有一个问题，停灵这么长时间，大臣们就不怕 的尸身腐烂吗?
Whether it's three days or seven days, it's much less than the days when the ancient emperor died. Generally speaking, when the emperor dies, his coffin is usually placed for three months. And here's a question. After such a long time of ceasing to work, are ministers not afraid of the emperor's body rotting?
In fact, we are not afraid of the decay of the emperor's body. The reason why we have kept it so long is to prevent it from rotting. The emperor's mausoleum is much more complex and larger than that of the people. Moreover, before burial, the body needs special antiseptic treatment, so it will be kept for such a long time.
During this period, the staff in charge of the burial in the palace will soak the emperor's body in hot water in advance, and there are special staff to wipe and bathe it. After the completion of this step, the remains will be coated with white wine, which is used for disinfection and sterilization, to prevent the remains of microorganisms leading to corruption. This is the first step of anti-corrosion.
After that, there was the "body bathing" ceremony. The officials in charge of the ceremony were called naked people and Yu people. They will use tulips to boil soup, black millet and other precious grains to boil liquor and then wipe it, which is the refinement of the last burial ceremony. When this step is completed, the emperor's remains will emit a refreshing fragrance.
Jia Gongyan, a Confucianist, once wrote in Yili Yishu that "in the event of a great funeral, the wine contains both tulip and vanilla, which makes it fragrant and beautiful", all of which proves this point.
After the "body bathing" ceremony, the next step was to dress the emperor's body in various exquisite costumes and funerary objects. At the same time, the emperor's coffin will also contain a lot of spices and Chinese herbal medicines, which are also used for antisepsis, and can cover the stench of corpse decay. In addition, a pearl or a night will be placed in the mouth of the emperor's body. The ancients believed that the body would not rot for thousands of years. At that time, there was a night pearl in the mouth when the body was buried.
Finally, when the body is put into the coffin, the staff in the coffin will seal the coffin with charcoal and straw ash, which can prevent the air from entering the decayed emperor's body and keep the coffin dry. In other words, it is used for antisepsis.
A month has passed since the process of encoffining was completed. The embalming of the emperor's remains can ensure that they will not rot for at least a few years, let alone for the last few months.
In addition, within a few months after the burial, the body of the emperor will be placed in the palace's ice cellar for refrigeration, and a lot of ice will be placed around the coffin. This kind of corpse preservation technology is no less than modern morgue.
Therefore, after the death of the ancient emperor, even if the coffin was placed for several months, the ancient people were not afraid of the corpse rotting. On the contrary, it's no wonder that there is no such professional anti-corrosion technology, capital and personnel in the Imperial Palace, which can stop working for 3 to 7 days at most.
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