The skull of a newly exhumed skeleton lies on a mat at a small cemetery outside the resort town of Pattaya, in eastern Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Digging up the dead: the Thai ceremony to pamper neglected human remains – helping their spirits to ‘move on’

  • Thai volunteers exhume the bones of the nameless dead, who have no one else to care for them, at a graveyard in the beach town of Pattaya
  • They perform a ceremony on the remains to aid the deceased in their spiritual rebirths
Topic |   Thailand

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The skull of a newly exhumed skeleton lies on a mat at a small cemetery outside the resort town of Pattaya, in eastern Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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