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Family members hold up a mummy before giving it new clothes in a ritual in the Toraja district of Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province

Toraja district of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province The members of a village exhume the corpses of dead relatives for part of a ritual known as Ma’nene.

Rantepao, Tana Toraja. A stone cutter prepares a rock graves in Tampangallo. When a Torajan dies in Toraja land, family members of the deceased are required to hold a series of funeral ceremonies that usually last for several days before the deceased is brought to a funeral site for burial. The Toraja people live a traditional life in the forested mountains of South Sulawesi

Rantepao, Tana Toraja. A stone cutter prepares a rock graves in Tampangallo. When a Torajan dies in Toraja land, family members of the deceased are required to hold a series of funeral ceremonies that usually last for several days before the deceased is brought to a funeral site for burial. The Toraja people live a traditional life in the forested mountains of South Sulawesi

MaiNene, The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses, takes place in Toraja in South Sulawesi.

Indonesian villagers dig up dead relatives and give them new clothes

Every few years the people of Toraja in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, dig up the bodies of their deceased ancestors. They do it for a ritual called Ma’nene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses.

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Women were not allowed to help with the Civil War unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed.

Tana Toraja, Indonesia http://www.imperatortravel.com/2012/06/tana-toraja-where-the-living-live-for-their-dead-and-the-dead-live-among-the-living.html

Tana Toraja is the place boasting one of the strangest burial customs in the world. Read about the expensive burial ceremonies from Sulawesi !

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Families in Toraja in South Sulawesi dig up the bodies of their dead relatives before washing, grooming and dressing them in fancy new clothes. Damaged coffins are fixed or replaced, and the mummies are then walked around the village by following a path of straight lines. The ritual is called MaiNene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses, and takes place every August.  According to the ancient Torajan belief system, the spirit of a dead person must return to his village of origin.

Families in Toraja in South Sulawesi dig up the bodies of their dead relatives before washing, grooming and dressing them in fancy new clothes. Damaged coffins are fixed or replaced, and the mummies.

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The dead get all dolled up during the traditional Ma'nene ritual in Indonesia, where loving family members dig up the and dress them up in a brand new set of clothing.

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