Loin cloth fragment

ChimĂș people buried their elite with large quantities of textiles. The discoloured areas on this loin cloth are a result of contact with a decomposing body. The central figure wears a crescent headdress that evokes the moon, the principal ChimĂș deity. The moon was considered mightier than the sun because it appeared in both the daytime and nighttime sky.


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Which objects would you choose to carry with you into the afterlife?

responded: May 12, 2010

Posted by Mark

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It's a curious question to answer as an atheist. If I could substitute the afterlife with an eternity stranded on a desert island I'd pack a coffee table book of art and a vat of novocaine or any other non-addictive pain-killer.

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