How come, when people are buried in churches or chapels, there are no perceivable decomposition gases?

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How come, when people are buried in churches or chapels, there are no perceivable decomposition gases?

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They are embalmed first. So they are pickled and preserved and do not decompose.

Organs in the chest cavity and the abdomen are punctured and drained of gas and fluid contents, before they are filled with formaldehyde.

The blood is removed from one of the veins and replaced by a fluid, usually based on Formalin (a solution of formaldehyde in water), injected into one of the main arteries.

People are buried in churches? This is news to me, never heard of this taking place lol.

I misinterpreted “buried” to mean “buried”, please stop listing all interred corpses of the world.

I was in some churches in Europe where they had to shut down (way in the past) because the stench of death from the catacombs was too great. They paid people to move the bones and bodies, so all these people who got reverently buried in the church catacombs got tossed into a pit and jumbled together.

I don’t know if they are embalmed today – they probably are. …But in the good old days, they weren’t. And naturally it had a very pungent odour over time.

Only the (very) rich and powerful were buried inside the church though… Hence the expression “stinking rich”.

People buried in church used to stink up the place and incense were used to hide the smell. You might wonder why the priest would let a rotting corpse defile the church. The answer is money. The stinky corpses were rich and bought the grave near the altar at a hefty price. Hence why we can rich people stinking rich