Graphic: SEE Festival In Indonesia Where The Dead Are Celebrated, Centuries-Old Corpses Exhumed

Graphic: SEE Festival In Indonesia Where The Dead Are Celebrated, Centuries-Old Corpses Exhumed

An Indonesian community has begun celebrations of an annual festival honouring the dead which sees hundreds of centuries-old corpses exhumed, dressed in clothes and put on display.

The preserved bodies of ancestors of the Toraja, an ethnic group from the mountains of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, are lovingly dug up from their graves as part of the ancient Ma'nene festival.

The annual festival, which translates to 'the Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses', then sees the dead groomed, washed, dressed in fashionable new clothes and even sunglasses and paraded round the village.

Graphic: SEE Festival In Indonesia Where The Dead Are Celebrated, Centuries-Old Corpses Exhumed

Graphic: SEE Festival In Indonesia Where The Dead Are Celebrated, Centuries-Old Corpses Exhumed

Graphic: SEE Festival In Indonesia Where The Dead Are Celebrated, Centuries-Old Corpses Exhumed

Graphic: SEE Festival In Indonesia Where The Dead Are Celebrated, Centuries-Old Corpses Exhumed

Graphic: SEE Festival In Indonesia Where The Dead Are Celebrated, Centuries-Old Corpses Exhumed

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