burying chambers

Romani people are also known as Gipsy ethnic minority. The term Romani is related to person (man or woman), whereas Gipsy refers to origin (meaning Egyptian in Ancient Greek, where they are said to come from). It is surprising how many similarities are to be found between these pictures from a Romani grave and an Egyptian Pharaoh’s tomb. The deceased is in both cases buried with all his worldly pleasures for a next life, almost inside a replica of an actual dwelling. An eternal invisible city of inaccessible chambers.

[all images> Romani funeral via pufone]

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