Tradition on Indonesian island involves digging up dead and dressing them up

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There's a small island in Indonesia, where they like to dig up their dead and give the corpses a makeover.

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It's a tradition on the island of Sulawesi.

People aren't considered dead until a water buffalo is sacrificed to accompany them into the afterlife.

Since most families can't afford it, they keep their loved one's decaying bodies in their home for a long time.

But even after their loved ones are buried, some families want to keep their memory alive forever.

They dig up the corpses, clean them and begin the process of grooming them and dressing them up.

Family members even pose for photos with the corpses, as if they were still alive.


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