An ancient tribe in the Philippines hangs the coffins of the dead on a rock

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 An ancient tribe in the Philippines hangs the coffins of the dead on a rock

One of the tribes in the Philippines buries the dead in an unusual cemetery, where coffins literally hang on a rock. It is reported by the Mirror. Located near the small Philippine town of Sagada, the rock is used by the Igorot tribe for an ancient practice that is over 2,000 years old. People carve out coffins for themselves, and after death their bodies are placed in a wooden “chair of death” tied with leaves and vines. After that, relatives pay tribute to the deceased, and only then the body will be buried, and the name will be written on the coffin. Then the coffin is hung above the ground and nailed to the rock of the Echo Valley. This practice is believed to protect the dead from flooding during tropical storms, as well as making their way to heaven easier. Until recently, the tribe broke bones to be placed in fetal positions inside tiny coffins 1 meter long. Some coffins are decorated with items that accompany the dead in the afterlife. This creepy custom attracts tourists to a small Filipino town.

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