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Quebrada de Humahuaca - Maimará Cemetery and Paleta del Pintor | by ladigue_99
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Quebrada de Humahuaca - Maimará Cemetery and Paleta del Pintor

This is the famous Cemetery of Maimará, with the also famous " Paleta del Pintor" (the painter's palette). This typical cemetery, on one side of the road, shows us the special relationship that the people of the Puna have with death: they build the monuments at above-ground level to be closer to paradise.This necropolis is one of the most interesting that can be find in the whole area.

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Taken on July 12, 2007