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faint idea of the splendour of this jewelled urn, which now adorns the hall of the palace known as the Pra Maha Prasat.
It is in this hall that the body of a deceased king is kept a in state,a pending the erection of the funeral pile. When the late king died, on October 1st, 1868, the official acourt circulara relates that aearly
The King of Siam with the Crown Prince.
next morning his late Majestyas remains were bathed, dressed in regal attire, placed in a golden urn, borne in procession, and deposited upon a throne in the Maha Prasat that same day, in accordance with the usual custom.a
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