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Kulusuk - Graves - East Greenland


Just before you get to the village there is this "graveyard" I use the inverted commas as there seems to be no particular boundary to it, rather the graves are along the road between the road and the sea. Greenland Inuit graves are not marked other than with a cross i.e. there is no name on the grave. This is because the ancestors are thought to live on through subsequent generations who will be given their names, hence the dead have no need of a name whereas those being born do.

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