Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid leader and South Africa’s first black President, was laid to rest in his home village of Qunu, on Sunday afternoon.
His funeral mixed new, integrated South African displays and ancient tribal rituals.
Mandela is descended from South African royalty.
Mandela’s private funeral and burial went smoothly, unlike the public service that was held on Tuesday, which was filled with problems and issues, primarily the deaf interpreter signing at the service.
Thousands gathered at the Mandela family compound for the state funeral.
There was a separate, private service at the gravesite.
Mandela, who spent 27 years in jail as a prisoner of the racist white government and emerged to lead a delicate transition to democracy, died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95 after a long illness.
The burial ended 10 days of mourning ceremonies filled with multiple public events, including three days of viewing Mandela's body at the South African capital city of Pretoria.
Mandela is seen by many South Africans as the father of their nation, and around the world as an example of the healing power of reconciliation.