Mark based his Gospel on the Iliad by the Greek poet Homer:
The death of Jesus, in Mark’s judgment the greatest Jew of his time, in the Gospel refers to the later fall of Jerusalem. The death of Hector, the greatest Trojan hero, also refers in Homer to the later fall of Troy.
The Gospel concludes with the activities that belong to the burial of Jesus, as the Iliad concludes with the ceremonies of Hector’s burial.
The resurrection of Jesus cannot be told in the Gospel, because the literary model, Homer’s Iliad, also ends with the burial and the further events were already indicated before.