What happen to a body after burial?
A properly embalmed body within the US, buried in a coffin to be exact inside a vault, 6 foot under. I'm assuming the decomposition is different from an unembalmed body stretch out to the elements? I ask because my parents just died and it's a colloquial curiosity.
There is also a profound effect cause by the "hermetically" sealed coffin, so they do not mummify. I don't know how to speak this gently ample, it's more like the body liquifies. I only buried both my parents a year ago, and it's been on my mind, too. So I asked our mortician, and he give me the information as delicately as possible. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope you know that what made your parents the relatives they were is not their bodies - but the spirits their bodies housed.