This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

– Dead bodies sometimes are seen very different in other places on Earth

– For example, for the Torajan people corpses aren't actually considered to be dead until a water buffalo is sacrificed to accompany them into the afterlife. I

– It takes years for some families to be able to afford such ritual, so they just live with dead bodies in their houses

The residents of Toraja proudly display the dead as part of their Ma'nene ritual.

This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

Every year, the villagers dig up their late family members in order to honor them.

This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

They carefully clean their ancestors to preserve their dignity.

This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

Then they dress up their dead relatives and make-up them.

This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

Some families even pose with their ancestors as they were still alive.

This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

Though these corpses don’t scary Torajan people at all, some of them still look very, very creepy and horrendous.

This tribe digs up its dead bodies to happily live with them

 

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