New Cemetery, Kulusuk

#5 of 8 in Historic Sites in Greenland
Observe the unique local tradition at New Cemetery, a well-maintained burial site stretching on permafrost ground. The cemetery is arranged according to an Inuit tradition whereby the name of the deceased is carried on to another after death--thus, no engraved names appear on the white crosses. Note that you'll find many more graves here than in Kulusuk's old cemetery. Climb to the top of the hill for a view of the village and Greenland's wild, icy beauty. Plan to visit New Cemetery during your Kulusuk vacation using our convenient Kulusuk vacation site.
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  • After seeing the old this cemetery is less magnetic. It overlooks town but just does not have the feel of the old. What is more interesting are the graves scattered here and there throughout town.  more »
  • In this cemetery you see the crossroads of a traditional Christian burial marker in the form of a metal cross with the name and date engraved in a sea of white crosses with no names. In both...  more »
  • On their dead cross, there are no names, cause the people believe after dead their soul will reborn in a new child, but If their names are written on the cross, it means the soul is "dead" and will not come back to a new live.
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