The End is the Beginning, Indonesia: GG_Indo_18

Men lower a coffin into a cave in Toraja, a remote part of Sulawesi. There are no traditional graveyards in the region, and instead, people are buried in caves, in carved out caverns in the faces of rocks, or in mini mausoleums in rice paddy fields, so that the deceased is closer to nature and can enter the afterlife.

Men lower a coffin into a cave in Toraja, a remote part of Sulawesi. There are no traditional graveyards in the region, and instead, people are buried in caves, in carved out caverns in the faces of rocks, or in mini mausoleums in rice paddy fields, so that the deceased is closer to nature and can enter the afterlife.