Do you know ? Ritual of Making a Mummy Comes from a Region in Indonesia

Mummies are commonly known to the world community as a tradition of funeral rites in Egypt.

Since the discovery of Pharaoh’s body in the Pyramids of Giza, with the form of Mummy It is said that the corpse of Pharaoh is still intact, although it has been adrift of thousands of years.

It is evident that the mummification which is a practice of preserving the corpse in this traditional way is powerful enough to preserve corpses for hundreds of years.

Even so, it turns out not only in Egypt alone, Indonesia also there Mummy.

Even mummies in Indonesia are also almost similar to those in Egypt and have ended almost 3 centuries.

The process of mummification of these bodies was originated from the Asmat tribe in the area of ​​Papua.

But not all bodies are made in the Mummy because only his ancestors who were made mummies.

And it turns out this ritual is to honor the ancestors of the dead Asmat tribe.

Mummification process is also the same as how embalming using natural ingredients which then the corpse is placed above the fireplace.

Ancestral Asmat tribe is usually a tribal chief or customary head of the body will be stored in the form of mummies.

Mummification process is also the same as how embalming using natural ingredients which then the corpse is placed above the fireplace.

 

The goal for the corpses exposed to smoke and blackened, this procession is also in barengi by cutting the finger of family members.

Well This procession but only for important people only, for ordinary people in the tribe asmat remains only in the grave only.

And this mummy is also on display in this tribe joglo If there are guests who visit.

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One of mummy in Papua.

Well, this mummy in Papua, it turns out there are two mummies that we can see.

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First Mummy in Aikimia named Welupuk Elosak, who was 250 years old Elosak was a well-known tribal chief.

The second is the Mummy in Jiwika, Named Wim Motok Mabel who is known as the 278-year-old warlord.

During his lifetime, he was known as a brave commander, and a leader in his style.

Source:  http://manado.tribunnews.com/2018/03/25/tahukah-kamu-ternyata-ritual-membuat-mayat-jadi-mumi-berasal-from-daerah-di-indonesia?page=2

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