Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bone Pile in Cuba

Bone Pile, Cuban Cemetery

This postcard is unused.

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From what I read on the computer was that when someone was buried, they had to pay every so many years to stay buried.  Once you didn't pay, the remains were dug up and thrown in the bone pit.  Soldiers used to climb in and pick up bones to make a 'skull and cross bones' and take pictures.  (Like you see above).  Then one General ordered it to stop and the pit be covered. I read that this was done in other countries as well many many years ago.

1 comment:

Sally T. said...

They still do this in Argentina! My husband lived there for two years and said that all burial plots are rented, so when your descendants stop paying your bones are moved! Really amazing postcard.