What These Archaeologists Discovered Around The World Is Absolutely Terrifying

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It’s undeniable that some of human history has been pretty gruesome. For most countries around the world, things that were once socially acceptable, like public executions, are more or less a thing of the past. Archaeologists have uncovered just how brutal the human race actually was. This will make you happy you weren’t born 3,000 years ago.

Babies in the bathhouse

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Researchers digging in an ancient  Israeli bathhouse made a horrific discovery in the drainage system. Found in the pipes were hundreds of human infant bones. The reason as to why the babies bones were there is still unknown.

Neanderthal cannibal attack

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Five years ago in Spain archaeologists uncovered remains used as a feast for cannibals. It appears that three adult females, three adult males, three teenagers, two young children and an infant showed signs that they were the meal for another group of cannibalistic neanderthals.

The headless Vikings of Dorset

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Railroad workers  in Dorset were working as normal when stumbled upon some bones. The bones belonged to fighting-age Scandinavian men all grouped together and missing their heads. Experts believe that the men were executed for defection.

The claw of the Mount Owen Moa

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This incredibly well preserved limb was found in 1986 on an expedition into the cave of Mount Owen in New Zealand. The foot belongs to a prehistoric bird species called the Upland Moa and looks rather terrifying.  The bird became extinct around 1500 AD.

Spike to the skull

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Diggers of a lake bed in Motala, Sweden found multiple skulls that had spikes driven through them. The archaeologists also discovered other skull pieces within the skulls. The shocking event is believed to have taken place  8,000 years ago.

The Grauballe Man

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This bog body has large slash on his neck. Scientists suggest his death was the result of a sacrifice.

Venetian vampire vs brick.

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Vampire prevention wasn’t so strange hundreds of years ago. The brick and cement placed in this person’s mouth was done so to prevent it from rising from the dead and biting the living.

The oldest leper

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This is the first known instance of  stigma against a leper, despite it not being contagious. It comes in the form of a skeleton from about 4,000 years ago. The Indian man’s body is largely intact, despite a Hindu tradition calling for cremation. Scientists believe he was made an outcast and was not give the same sort of burial rights.

Terracotta Army

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The Terracotta army was buried with Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, to protect the emperor in the afterlife. The three pits that archaeologists dug up included 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses.

Aztecs sacrifices

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The Aztecs are known for hosting hundreds of sacrifice festivals. In 2004 a gruesome discovery was made just outside of modern-day Mexico City. Numerous decapitated and mutilated bodies of both humans and animals shed new light on just how awful the rituals were.

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