Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Creepy Archeology

Now it's time for some creepiness from the past.

Check out this article about about the remains of fallen soldiers from ages ago.
We have found a wooden stick bearing the pelvic bones of four different men. In addition, we have unearthed bundles of bones, bones bearing marks of cutting and scraping, and crushed skulls. Our studies reveal that a violent sequel took place after the fallen warriors had lain on the battlefield for around six months,” says Project Manager Mads Kähler Holst from Aarhus University.

We are fairly sure that this was a religious act. It seems that this was a holy site for a pagan religion – a sacred grove – where the victorious conclusion of major battles was marked by the ritual presentation and destruction of the bones of the vanquished warriors,” adds Mads Kähler Holst.

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