boat shaped coffins - painted cave - niah national park (borneo)


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Boat shaped Coffins found in the Painted Cave - Niah National Park (Borneo)

The Boat Coffin was a funeral custom in ancient times.­ Usually a dead person was put into a coffin shaped like a boat.­ It was believed the dead would traverse the sea and return to their hometown.­

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