Apo Anno Cave in Benguet

Apo Anno Cave Natubleng Buguias Benguet Kankanaey Hunter Burial Site Location Tomb Mummy Tugtugaka Nabalicong Cuyapon The Apo Anno Cave is the burial place of Kankanaey hunter Apo Anno. The cave is located in Natubleng, Buguias in Benguet. Apo Anno was a Kankanaey hunter, who was a son of Tugtugaka, a chieftain and hunter of Nabalicong, and Cuyapon, who was believed to be a fairy and a guardian of forest animals. As a revered leader of his community, Anno had his body tattooed to indicate his prominent status. Apo Anno’s mummified remains were stolen in 1918, but were returned in 1922. It was not seen again until 1984, when it was displayed at an Antique shop and was taken to the custody of the National Museum.

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