Indonesian’s bizarre ritual of digging up its dead to give them a wash, groom and dress them in new clothes (video)

TORAJA Zombie

This zombie-like ritual is called Ma’nene and takes place in Toraja in South Sulawesi. The Torajan people say the dead live in their hearts and minds.

They dig up the mummified bodies of their dead relatives every few years and change their clothes and clean their bodies and crypts. Families even exhume children and babies.

According to the ancient Torajan belief system, the spirit of a dead person must return to his village of origin. So if a person died on a journey, the family would go to the place of death and accompany the deceased back home by walking them back to the village.

TORAJA Zombie

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