World: A Royal Funeral

In the pale sun of a late afternoon, a carriage of Sweden's royal household came to a stop before a weathered granite tombstone inscribed HJALMAR HAMMARSKJOLD FAMILY GRAVE. Six pallbearers in tall top hats and long black coats lifted down a mahogany casket, lowered it silently into an open grave. An eddy of wind blew a few leaves into the grave. "Sleep you now in the garden of heaven," said Lutheran Archbishop Gunnar Hultgren. "Rest in peace, Dag Hammarskjold."

Thus Dag Hammarskjold was buried, with ceremony usually accorded to Swedish kings, at Uppsala, the...

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