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Top 10 Recently Discovered GRUESOME Cases of Ancient Human SACRIFICE

August 13, 2017

We all know the ancients used to sacrifice people. Some practices, like the Aztec removal of a victim’s heart, are today infamous. But this barely scratches the surface of the gruesome rituals our ancestors used to perform. Over the past few years, a number of important discoveries have shown our forebears were even creepier than we thought.

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Source/Further reading:

http://www.livescience.com/52278-oldest-human-decapitation-in-new-world.html
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2012/08/severed-hands-found-in-egyptian-palace.html#.Vh5JCPlrjIU
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/female-skulls-discovered-neolithic-city-china-human-526746

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150127-maya-water-temple-drought-archaeology-science/
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