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Origins of Benguet mummification

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IN REPOSE throughout the centuries, a mummy is interred with rows of human skulls at the Opdas burial cave in Kabayan, Benguet, in this 1981 photograph. Carving detail beside the mummy shows samples of tattoo designs preserved on the skin of some of the mummies. TOMMY HAFALLA/CONTRIBUTOR

The sciences, both human and applied, are picking up from where oral traditions left off in explaining lingering questions over the practice of mummification in Benguet.   But scholars and experts still differ over several key aspects of a practice that has been extinct for centuries. For instance, the jury is still out on the […]

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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