Klaproth is a character from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic; specifically, the World's End story told in issues 51 through 56.

Klaproth hails from the Necropolis Litharge in the shadow of the Quinsy Mountains. Among the journeymen at the Necropolis that call Klaproth Master are Petrefax, Kyrielle and Eucrasia.

Klaproth teaches the arts of the Necropolis, which includes everybody's funerary customs, and I do mean everybody. As an example of what he teaches there, here is a summary of The Five Approved Methods of Bodily Disposal.

  1. Earth Burial or Interment
  2. Disposal through Fire
  3. Mummification
  4. Disposal through Water
  5. Air Burial