The spirit had to be “pacified with human flesh.”
If scholars and adherents of Vodou are to be believed, consistent portrayals of 'voodoo' practitioners as barbaric, violent and most of all as African-American, not only influences public perception of our religion, but perception of African-Americans.
As recorded in China's earliest writings, the history of human sacrifices dates back to the Shang dynasty (4,000 years ago
Were the Vikings even more brutal than we realized? From the ninth century to the 11th century, marauding Viking warriors laid waste to a broad swath of Europe, and in the process often took slaves for physical labor and sex.
To determine the relationship between those buried in the group graves, Naumann's team analyzed the bones of the headless
People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?
Despite their reach, the Wari have remained somewhat mysterious, and it is rare for archaeologists to find burials that have
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When the team investigated, they discovered lines of human skulls with just one or two vertebra attached. To date, more than