Travel Photography Photos tagged as dead
Participant in the Day of the Dead festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Though it is called Dead Sea, this water body is actually a salt lake. It hosts the lowest elevation on land. This was shot from the Jordanian side looking towards Israel.
A petrified tree in Deadvlei, Namibia.
So much life by the Dead Sea
For many years Chauchilla cemetery was looted by treasure hunters, who destroyed the place completely, taking away all the treasures the mummies kept in their tombs for centuries. Grave robbers just left behind the corpses, which can be seen today all over the ground. In addition to skulls and bones, visitors also can see several tombs centuries’ old, as well as long human hairs, ceramic fragments and others remains scattered on the dessert surface. It is the only archaeological site in Peru, in which ancient mummies are seen in their original graves, along with ancient artifacts, dating back to 1000 AD. Our excursion also includes the visits to the Nazca ceramic workshop and the gold extraction process center.
Chauchilla Cemetery is a necropolis that contains prehispanic mummified human remains and archeological artifacts, located thirty kilometers south of the city of Nazca in Peru. The bodies are so remarkably preserved due mainly to the dry climate in the Peruvian Desert but the funeral rites were also a contributing factor. The bodies were clothed in embroidered cotton and then painted with a resin and kept in purposely built tombs made from mud bricks. The resin is thought to have kept out insects and slowed bacteria trying to feed on the bodies.
Skeleton of a human at the British Museum, London 2012.
During Dia de los Muertos in Mexico, men are starting fires behind the Mausoleum in the cemetery in anticipation for the nightly activities