Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Village Of The Dead

The cloud people,like many other ancient civilisations, were obsessed with death and the imagine afterlife.

Starting early todays trip headed down into the river valley and then up 600m the other side to visit two sites: the village of the dead and the sarcofagi of Karajia.

The village of the dead was built on the ledge of one of the limestone cliffs high above the main river. Getting there meant walking along the very narrow ledge, and was somewhat unerving.

Karajia allowed me to get close to the ceramic sarcofagi in which mummies were interred.