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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

…Archaeological Mystery.

"Archaeologists are trying to figure out why so many bodies at a 1,700-year-old site in Suffolk, England, were buried alongside their decapitated heads.

Excavations at Great Whelnetham are now complete, but for the archaeologists who participated on the project, the work is far from over.

The dig at Great Whelnetham, near Bury St. Edmunds in England, was in preparation for residential development, but it wasn't supposed to yield very much. The geology of the area consists of very fine sand, which doesn't lend well to the long-term preservation of bones, explained Andrew Peachey, the lead archaeologist behind the project, in a radio interview with the BBC. Soon after excavations began, however, the Archaeological Solutions team uncovered two poorly preserved Roman skeletons near the surface, prompting further investigation…."


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Dn Jackson12 Jan 2019 5:35 p.m. PST

That's very interesting. No speculation that the decapitation was a form of post-life punishment.

rvandusen12 Jan 2019 5:41 p.m. PST

Maybe evidence of a belief in the supernatural? A few hundred years later bodies in Central Europe were sometimes decapitated to prevent the cadaver resurrecting as a vampire.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 7:13 p.m. PST

I'd go with Ancient Vampires for the story lines alone.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Jan 2019 3:12 p.m. PST



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