This cemetery is protected by UNESCO.
Near the town of Sighetu Marmaţiei (Sighetu Marmaţiei) in Northern Romania is the village of Sapanta (Săpânţa), which is known for the fact that it is so-called “Merry cemetery” – Cimitirul Oars (Cimitirul Vesel).
The cemetery is quite impressive area: it seems that here for many decades, were brought dead from all of the County of Maramures. The number of tombstones cemetery in Sapanta is ranked second in the world, second only to the famous Egyptian valley of the kings. However, unlike the gloomy ancient Egyptian necropolis cemetery in Sapanta breathing… fun! Hundreds of brightly colored wooden crosses in folk style carved portraits of the deceased, accompanied by amusing rhymed epitaphs.
For example, the subjects of some of the tombs show scenes from the life of the dead or a sense of humor to beat their weaknesses: ion during the life of the abused alcoholic drinks, and the engraver has depicted him with a bottle of horinca (alcoholic drink made from fruit) in the hands; Gheorghe masterfully played the violin at rural weddings and in this manner the master captured his portrait on the tomb.
“Merry cemetery” in Sapinta is under the auspices of UNESCO. Its the beginning of the “Merry cemetery” takes a deep pre-Christian era of the Dacians of the Gentiles. The thing is that in the old times death was perceived with joy and not with sorrow, as it is now. Every summer at the cemetery in Sapinta folk festivals, and the relatives of the dead dance and sing.
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