Color photos of Egypt in the 1920s
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…as I’m currently at work, but the good citizens at Reddit brought this article to my attention:
Did zombies roam medieval Ireland?
- -Archaeologists in Ireland have unearthed two 8th-century skeletons buried with stones stuck into their mouths.
- -They believe this could have been a way to ensure the dead did not rise up like zombies.
- -Bodies identified as revenants or the “walking dead” tended to be people who had lived as outsiders.
Two early medieval skeletons were unearthed recently in Ireland with large stones wedged into their mouths — evidence, archaeologists say, that it was feared the individuals would rise from their graves like zombies.
The skeletons, which were featured in a British documentary last week, emerged during a series of digs carried out between 2005 and 2009 at Kilteasheen, near Loch Key in Ireland by a team of archaeologists led by Chris Read from the Institute of Technology in Sligo, Ireland and Thomas Finan from the University of St. Louis.
The project recovered a total of 137 skeletons, although archaeologists believe that some 3,000 skeletons spanning from 700 to 1400 are still buried at the site.
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Bog bodies are kings sacrificed by Celts says experts
An expert has stated that the latest bog body found in Ireland has proven that belief that the Celts ritually sacrificed their kings to the Gods.
The body also proves they underwent horrible deaths, if the times turned bad under their reign.
The latest Iron Age bog body dating back to at least 2,000 BC was discovered near Portlaoise in the Irish midlands by an alert bog worker and it bears the same hallmarks of ritual torture that two other famous bodies have.
Ned Kelly, keeper of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland told the Irish Examiner that a clear pattern has emerged in each case.