Tuesday, 24 January 2017 18:57

Stone-jumping on Nias island

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This was once a manhood ritual that saw young men leaping over 2m high stone walls. The top of the stone walls were covered with spikes and sharp pointed bamboo. Stone jumping was also used to train warriors to jump over enemy walls.

Today, it still is a dangerous sport. The men display incredible courage, dexterity and skill as they leap over the stone walls. 

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