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Modern Day Egyptian Mummies want Cellphones

Mummies of Ancient Egypt were buried with ornaments, pets, and sometimes even their slaves, as the Egyptians believed those were necessary to guide and serve the deceased in the afterlife and make it more comfortable.

The trend seems to have returned in some countries - People want to be buried like celebrities. Instead of slaves and pets, people are asking to be buried or cremated with their cellphones. One person expressed a desire to be buried with his mobile phone, hist Blackberry, and also with his laptop.

The phone is put in the coffin along with diamonds, jewellery, expensive suits, and gold watches.

This "Limelight funerals" trend, which began in South Africa, has now spread to a number of countries, including Ireland, Australia, Ghana, and the US.

Source: BBC: Handsets get taken to the grave