Sagada: Walls of the Dead

3/31/2009 08:00:00 AM ·


When one dies, a person might imagine being surrounded by loved ones and friends, and perhaps being buried in the ground. In my case, I'd like to be cremated and have my ashes scattered in Sedona. But throughout many countries, the practice of burial has taken on many different meanings.

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. Continued

Contributed by Lost in Arizona

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