The Cradle of Mankind
The Funeral Procession of the Bodi Tribe
The Omo Valley is a three day drive from Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, and remains one of the most diverse regions in the world. Each bordering tribe speaks their own language, and practices their own customs and beliefs. When a member of the Bodi tribe dies, the men perform a ceremonial death procession and will keep the body safe for three days. After this, the tribe will gather together and consume the body as a sign of respect and to ensure passing into the next world.