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Tibetan tree burial. Tree burial is a Tibetan tradition most commonly practiced with infants, though children as old as thirteen have been entombed this way. The body is cleaned with salt water before being placed in the vessel in a fetal position. The family then hangs the deceased from a tree. Some trees have only one or two vessels, where other have upwards of fifty.

Tibetan tree burial. Tree burial is a Tibetan tradition most commonly practiced with infants, though children as old as thirteen have been entombed this way. The body is cleaned with salt water before being placed in the vessel in a fetal position. The family then hangs the deceased from a tree. Some trees have only one or two vessels, where other have upwards of fifty.

Baby grave trees, Tana Toraja, Indonesia. The smallest of the Toraja burial grounds are the “Baby Trees” where the tribe’s young are placed. If a child dies before he has started teething, its mother wraps his body in cloth, makes a another hole in the Baby Tree and places the dead infant inside. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed.    Please bury me this way.

Baby grave trees, Tana Toraja, Indonesia. The smallest of the Toraja burial grounds are the “Baby Trees” where the tribe’s young are placed. If a child dies before he has started teething, its mother wraps his body in cloth, makes a another hole in the Baby Tree and places the dead infant inside. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed. Please bury me this way.

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

Baby grave tree, Tana Toraja, Indonesia. If a child dies before he/she has started teething, its mother wraps the tiny body in cloth, makes a hole or finds a natural niche in the ‘Baby Tree’ and places the dead infant inside. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed.

Baby grave tree, Tana Toraja, Indonesia. If a child dies before he/she has started teething, its mother wraps the tiny body in cloth, makes a hole or finds a natural niche in the ‘Baby Tree’ and places the dead infant inside. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed.

Richard Thomas (1749 - 1824) Here lies the body of Richard Thomas an inglishman by birth, a whig of 76, by   occupation a cooper,Now food for worms. Like an old rum puncheon marked,   Numbered and shooked, He will be raised again and finished by his creator.   He died sept 28 1824 aged 75, America my adopted country,   My best advice to you is   this,Take care of your liberties.

Richard Thomas (1749 - 1824) Here lies the body of Richard Thomas an inglishman by birth, a whig of 76, by occupation a cooper,Now food for worms. Like an old rum puncheon marked, Numbered and shooked, He will be raised again and finished by his creator. He died sept 28 1824 aged 75, America my adopted country, My best advice to you is this,Take care of your liberties.

On the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, newborn infants who die are buried in the trunks of giant trees. The people there believe that the child’s soul will rise up into the heavens through the tree.

On the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, newborn infants who die are buried in the trunks of giant trees. The people there believe that the child’s soul will rise up into the heavens through the tree.

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