Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sagada: Walls of the Dead

One of the wonderful things about planet earth is the huge amount of different cultures that makes up humanity. Of course, for each culture there are variations in the methods use to bury the dead. Some, like the local culture of Sagada, do not even choose burial. This is one of the more unusual ways of saying good-bye to loved ones that we have seen.

From the article:
In Sagada, Luzon, the loved ones of the dead, place the deceased in crevasses high atop mountainsides. For nearly two thousand years, this practice has taken place. While it may seem bizarre to tourists (or outsiders), the burial of the dead is considered to be a sacred honor.

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