Prehistoric dweller laid to rest inside a thick pinewood capsule
Ganga Caves, that is the beautiful name of the mass grave of the legendary group of people that once inhabited the village of Alab in the town of #BONTOC
#BONTOCFAST FACTS: The capital town of Mountain Province, #Bontoc hosts majestic ancestral rice terraces, a prehistoric village, burial caves and the melting pot of culture in the province. / Photo: Palali Rice Terraces @ Alab Oriente, Bontoc. Based on the stories passed through generations, Ganga Caves (collectively) is where young men and women who lived before recorded history were laid to rest.
These are the same people believed to be the hands behind the ALAB PETROGLYPHS
Alab Petroglyphs | Prehistoric Etchings, Mind-Boggling PatternsTEASER: "It was carved inside a space of time from another dimension of civilization even far from the dawn of Christianity..." on which according to the legend, died because of unwittingly hitting a supernatural being with an arrow. If you have followed this series, I bet you are familiar with that story as it has already been published in the earlier posts.
Alab Oriente, Bontoc | An Ancient Village with Sacred GroundsTEASER: "Prehistoric mountain dwellers inhabited this place leaving a mark that became an evidence of their existence.".
Piled up, dropped dead, laid to rest.
The dead, uncovered
Coffins with heavy covers
As I said, we have different beliefs and points of view and for me, opening the coffin cover was not a form of disrespect. For me it was more of a form of learning since I treat traveling as an education and this is how I see it.
"Never mind my vital statistics but where are my limbs?"
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The great trek to the finale. Where is the trail?
It is not yet over. As this series is nearing its finale, we are about to see another mysterious scenario one must encounter in Alab Oriente believed to have happened during the time of the so called "tunay na pula" (land bridges) of the Philippines.
*ALAB ORIENTE DOCUMENTARIES SUB-SERIES | 1