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Kampung Pasunga: megalithic grave tomb

Kampung Pasunga: megalithic grave tomb
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1991 slide scan

Nusa Tenggara.
Kampung Pasunga

Anakalang is a society and a megalithic site on the island of Sumba, in eastern Indonesia. It is noted for its quadrangular adzes and numerous megalithic tombs.The West Sumba island's best megalithic tombs are located here. They are large and well decorated and contain unusual carvings. Anakalang is the home of the "Purung Takadonga Ratu", an important Queen.
Anakalang is situated in a valley, the megalithic tombs spread over many villages, in the district of Anakalang. This valley is situated to the east of Waikabubak.

The megalithic grave tomb in the village of Kampung has a stone slab erected vertically. Its carved images date to 1926, taking six months to complete. The burial ceremony involved sacrifice of 150 buffaloes, and the horns of these are kept in a local house.
Date: 2014-03-29 00:12:33

Linda De Volder Travel South East Asia Asia Indonesia geotagged geomapped Canoscan slide scan 1991 Nusa Tenggara Sumba Anakalang

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