National Museum of Anthropology: Burial Jars of the Pre-Colonial Period

Today I visited the large white museum that resided by its neighbor, another National Museum. As I scaled to the third floor, the wax of the floor made my shoes squeak, which was the most agitating part of the whole tour.

I learned new things about the older ages of Philippine culture, back to what seemed like a stone age still being the trend.

Many burial jars were set in display to show how the Filipinos of their time buried their loved ones in burial jars, where they’d keep their bones and belongings, and how they believed in the after-life through their secondary burial rituals.

What followed were numerous jars, goblets, urns, and coffins that showed that the Filipinos of their time paid attention to detail to faces, body features and were very religious. A sight to see, indeed

This image displays the founding of a cave with many more burial jars, with very anthropomorphic features, many of which were painted.

Overall I enjoyed this visit, just wish I don’t have to hear my shoes squeak in there again.

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