Latest Human sacrifice Stories
Archeologists working at a site in Mexico said they have found an unprecedented burial site where a young woman’s remains are surrounded by stacks of over 1,700 bones.
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.
Researchers examined 348 burial urns to learn that about a fifth of the children were prenatal at death, indicating that young Carthaginian children were cremated and interred in ceremonial urns regardless of cause of death
In the third century BCE, the Greek poet Callimachus wrote a 'Hymn to Zeus' asking the ancient, and most powerful, Greek god whether he was born in Arcadia on Mt. Lykaion or in Crete on Mt. Ida.
Mt. Lykaion, Arcadia is known from ancient literature as one of the mythological birthplaces of Zeus. New expeditions show the altar may in fact predate the introduction of Zeus in the Greek world.
Investigations of prehistoric burial sites in Europe indicate that the region's population may have practiced ritual human sacrifice, according to a new study.
A study published in the August/October issue of Current Anthropology, reports on new archaeological evidence regarding the identities of human sacrifice victims of the Moche society of Peru.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.