Scientists At This Abandoned Village Found Dark Evidence Of What Medieval People Did To The Dead

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It’s fitting because when the scientists conducted detailed studies on the bones, they gained an insight into the villagers’ attitudes towards death. The bones belonged to ten different people, both adults and children, and they were found in three pits between two of the houses.

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However, these bodies weren’t buried near the church or the graveyard. Instead, they were interred some way from the areas where archaeologists had expected to find bodies. Still, the find wasn’t deemed to be of much interest until scientists decided to run some tests on the remains. And what they found was both incredible and ghastly.

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