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Tushpuea is an Araratian (Urartian) Goddess from which the city of Tushpa derived its name. She may have been the wife of the Solar God Shivini as both are listed as third, in the list of male and female deities on the Mheri-Dur inscription.

thenightmareofjawz:  Lacrimosa or tear bottles reappeared during the Victorian time period of the 19th century. During this time these bottl...

Lacrimosa or tear bottles reappeared during the victorian time period. The mourners would collect their tears and mourn until the tears evaporated, thus showing the end of the mourning period.

Zombieland: The bodies resemble something out of a horror film as they are dug up every ye...

MaiNene, The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses, takes place in Toraja in South Sulawesi.

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An Indonesian death ritual wherein family members remove their loved ones from graves, change their clothing, dust them off and let them dry in the sun.

Learn more about "The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses" and other bizarre funeral rites in Indonesia

Indonesian village’s bizarre annual ritual of digging up its dead to give them a wash, groom and dress them in new clothes. Indonesians bring up dead relatives, clean off their corpses, and dress them as part of the bizarre Ma'nene festival.

Indonesia's Ma'nene 'Cleaning of the Corpses' festival skeletons are dug up and dressed up | Daily Mail Online

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT In a ritual that stretches back hundreds of years, the Toraja people of Sulawesi, Indonesia, dig up their dead relatives and introduce them to new family members.