By: Louk Vreeswijk

Nov 21 2021

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Category: Europe, Italy

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Buried in the earth, flat, seated, wrapped in cloth, put in a coffin, embalmed, thrown in a river, fed to the vultures, burned,… Of all animals human beings are the only ones that do something special about the dead. Trying to do justice to their deceased loved ones and to their own feelings of loss and grief. Finally it leads to the same thing. All that lives and dies eventually perishes and mixes with the dust of the earth.
At Pantalica, on the island of Sicily, humans have cut holes in rocks to serve as burial chambers. Their necropolis dates from 13th to 7th century BC.

Photo of the week: Necropolis, Pantalica, Sicily, Italy 2000

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