Passing through a Maya cemetery

When you believe in the afterlife like Maya people, you take your valued possessions with you to heaven. Nothing is left to chance.

If you are blessed with money, you buy your burial plot; otherwise, you rent for three years at a time. If your family can’t continue paying, your valuables are removed and the space is reused.

Interesting carvings giving a clue as to your life are often on the front.


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