When loved ones leave, Tongans adorn their graves with blankets, which are usually colorful and exuberant.
Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
The vast Jewish cemetery that extends along the slopes of the Monte das Oliveiras, already used for about 100 years and, today, with 3000 tombs from various periods, is 70.000% homogeneous.
True to Lutheran austerity, most Icelanders are buried only with crosses with essential information about the deceased.
Pomuch, Campeche, Mexico
Even against the wishes of the Catholic authorities, the Mayan village of Pomuch did not dispense with the centuries-old custom of guarding the bones of their dead. Some lie in open boxes.
Okunoin, Koya San, Japan
It is Japan's largest cemetery with over 200.000 graves stretching 2km towards the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, the founder of the Shingon Buddhist chain.
Ninilchik, Alaska, USA
The heritage of Alaska's early settlers is also visible in villages of Russian origin, where wooden Orthodox crosses protrude from graves.
Hanga Roa, Easter Island/Rapa Nui, Chile
Hanga Roa's cemetery is, like Easter Island, the most isolated on Earth. It congregates Catholic, Polynesian and indigenous Rapa Nui graves.
Novodevichy, Moscow, Russia
Russians pay tribute to the lives of their most important personalities in dedicated cemeteries such as Novodevichy, where imposing graves adorned with large - sometimes conceptual - statues of the deceased abound.
Pomuch, Campeche, Mexico
Colored tombs sealed with property notices and Catholic-inspired farewell messages but no access to the interior bones, as with other Mayan tombs in this cemetery.
Pointe Noire, Guadeloupe, French Antilles
Tombs with a very unique geometry and with a predominance of checkerboard, whether in black and white or other colors, make this Guadalupe cemetery a very special funeral setting.
Tombstone, Arizona, USA
The last makeshift home of the victims of the OK Corral duel, considered the most famous in the American West.
Shah-i-zinda, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
This Muslim cemetery with obvious Soviet influence is located in the vicinity of Shah-i-Zinda, the revered mausoleum of Qusam ibn-Abbas, a cousin of the prophet Muhammad who is said to have brought Islam to these parts of Central Asia.
Gasan, Marinduque, Philippines
Antipos (self-flagellators) wound and bleed as a penance over the graves of Gasan's cemetery.
From the grandiose tombs of Novodevichy, in Moscow, to the boxed Mayan bones of Pomuch, in the Mexican province of Campeche, each people flaunts its own way of life. Even in death.
Text: Marco C. Pereira
Images: Marco C. Pereira-Sara Wong
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