Friday, July 09, 2010

Waruga in Airmadidi

Our first visit on the next day during our trip around North Sulawesi was Airmadidi (which literally means Boiling Water), that had some ancient Minahasan tombs called waruga. Corpses are not buried underground, but they are placed in a fetal position inside the tombs, together with jeweleries and other material possessions that they have. Of course there are no corpses inside the waruga in Airmadidi now, and most of the treasures inside them are either plundered, or some treasures that luckily survived is housed inside a museum (somewhere which I do not know). It's very interesting to see the carvings on top of the tombs.

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