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Wow, there is a buried bodies with squat position in Sulawesi

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Wow, there is a buried bodies with squat position in SulawesiWow, there is a buried bodies with squat position in Sulawesi

News24xx.com -  In Sulawesi precisely in Minahasa, there is a stone grave that the funeral process of the corpse in a squatting position. The grave is called as Waruga.


Waruga Park is located in Sawangan Village, Airmadidi, North Minahasa District, North Sulawesi.


As quoted from detiktravel.com Friday, September 8, 2017, this cultural park saves the tomb of historic culture.


"A guest in this cultural park is not allowed to dismantle the stone of the tomb," said Anton Jatuna, a man that working for North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and Gorontalo area.

 

This tomb is made from one large stone beam carved. The corpse is laid in stone. And the condition of the corpse was placed in a squatting state.


Why is that?


According to him, this describes the position of the human body in the fetus. So, the funeral made in squatting position.


In the 1800s, bodies in the rocks had to be removed. Because in this region has spread the epidemic of cholera.


"This tomb has been there from the year 800's until 1800's. Since 1800's the graves was move to the soil," said Anton.

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