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Patmos Photo Gallery: the Cemetery
Just north of Skalla.


The cemetery, north of Skala. Bodies are placed in the above ground boxes. For a year the lights are lit in memory of the dead. Then, after a year, the bones are removed an placed in a crypt, or a family plot, and the box may be removed. I think the notion of an end to grieving, or a ritual to mark that end, is one humans need.


Last modified 3/4/08; posted 1/19/1999; original content © 2008, 1999 John P. Nordin