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catafalque

Ornamental structure or platform used for housing, supporting, or transporting a coffin;
a structure representing a coffin during rites celebrated after burial


Sightings:

How to talk to a mortician

Lincoln's ominous dream -- did it look like this ?

Ornate and theatrical -- but black cloth will do

Your lottery pounds at work

The story of ANZAC Day

Treasures of St. Petersburg

What happened to Alexander ?

The lore and lure of Tutankhamun

Assassination coverage
(explore for more on the history of broadcasting)

Rites for a princess

Explore Istanbul and Cairo

It doubles as a suitcase

Quartermasters: feeding an army, picking up the pieces

Story of a famous tomb

Diminished cargo

Rites in passing

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