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2010-07-23 10:10:00

Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be an ancient ceremonial ground that was used for human sacrifices by members of a Pre-Columbian civilization, according to a Thursday report by Emily Schmall of Reuters. "There was a great ceremonial hall or passage integrated into the rest of the architecture that establishes the presence of certain figures of the Moche elite and also the practice of complex rituals such as human sacrifice," Carlos Wester La Torre, director of the Bruning...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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