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In ancient times, it was generally believed that the body and soul were inseparable. However, archeologists have uncovered the first written evidence that the people in the region now known as Turkey held to the religious concept of the soul apart from the body. It was in an Iron Age city called Sam’al that archeologists found a three-foot-tall, eight-hundred-pound slab of stone, dating back to about the eighth century B.C.,  on which was inscribed an image of a deceased man. Although he was probably cremated, the words inscribed on the stone explained how the man’s soul was thought to live on in the slab. This belief in an eternal soul persists to this day.   

It has been the belief of many cultures throughout the ages that we are destined to eternal life. You may decide to choose a personalized monument or other item to represent your loved one’s passage from this mortal life to the next. At JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME, we will provide you with a wide range of commemorative options to meet your taste and budget. Learn more by contacting us today at 668-1960. Please tour our facility, conveniently located at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community with care for over forty years.    

QUOTE: “Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.”