Sunday, January 13, 2019

Roman-era decapitation graves in England

OBVIOUSLY, A ZOMBIE OUTBREAK WAS THWARTED: England's Strange Case of Decapitated Bodies. During construction in England a grisly discovery was made. Nearly half of 52 skeletons in a Roman burial ground had been buried with the skulls between the legs of the deceased (Candida Moss, The Daily Beast).

Yes, I know: not about ancient Judaism. But Professor Moss also discusses ancient Jewish and Christian burial practices for comparison. So that's my excuse.

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