Funeral in Ethiopia

I had to keep en eye open for the group coming down the mountain when I visited Daniel and Jorit, so after some time we went outside where we could see the track.

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Then I noticed a group of people with what looked like a coffin walking along the track.

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Daniel confirmed it was a funeral and the dead man should be buried on top of the mountain; I asked if they really should carry the coffin all the way, it was really steep. Daniel told med that they would take the man out of the coffin an carry him like that, abd after a while we saw people coming back with the coffin. Under some trees people were together to pay tribute to the man.

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The group coming down the mountain told me they had met the men carrying the dead man on the way up.

It was a strange  and unique experience.

 

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