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How long does it take for an embalmed body to decompose in a coffin?


  1. How long does it take for an embalmed body to decompose in a coffin?
  2. How long can an embalmed body last?
  3. What does an embalmed body look like after 10 years?
  4. Do embalmed bodies still decay?

How long does it take for an embalmed body to decompose in a coffin?

If the coffin is sealed in a very wet, heavy clay ground, the body tends to last longer because the air is not getting to the deceased. If the ground is light, dry soil, decomposition is quicker. Generally speaking, a body takes 10 or 15 years to decompose to a skeleton.

How long can an embalmed body last?

How Long Does an Embalmed Body Last? Some people think that embalming completely stops the decay of the body, but this isn't true. If you plan on having an open-casket funeral, then you should not leave the embalmed body out for more than a week. Otherwise, the embalmed body can last two more weeks.

What does an embalmed body look like after 10 years?

2:374:06After 10 Years In A Coffin, Here's What Happens To Your Body - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipWith cartilage bones and hair staying intact much longer than muscles and organs with no coughing orMoreWith cartilage bones and hair staying intact much longer than muscles and organs with no coughing or embalming a body in the ground in nature takes 8 to 10 years to totally decompose.

Do embalmed bodies still decay?

Embalmed bodies eventually decompose too, but exactly when, and how long it takes, depends largely on how the embalming was done, the type of casket in which the body is placed, and how it is buried.



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