Living with the dead in Indonesia – BBC News

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Published on April 25, 2017 by techtica

Tradition and ritual – they form part of many important stages of our lives from birth until death, with ceremonies marking both the beginning and end of life. Death – in most cultures – is often seen as a physical end to our time in this world. But on one Indonesian region, that isn’t the case. And the journey from death to burial can be a long one. Sahar Zand reports on the ancient death customs of the Torajan people. Her report contains graphic images which some viewers may find disturbing.

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