Creepy Archaeological Discoveries
Skeletons discovered in long-forgotten graveyards provide proof of not only gruesome deaths but the poor quality of life they led.
Punishing the Dead
In January 2017 a discovery was made in Northamptonshire from the Romano-Britain period. The corpse was buried face down and his tongue had been cut out and replaced with a flat stone. These are all indicators that this individuals was considered odd or a threat to the community.
The Vampire Child
In a 5th century, Italian cemetery a 10-year-old child is buried in a manner indicating that there was fear he would, like a vampire, rise from his grave and claim the living as his victim.
Evidence of Roman Crucifixion
In ancient Rome, crucifixion was a painful way to execute criminals and slaves, and to remind the populace the consequences of breaking Roman laws. Recently direct archaeological evidence has been found through skeletal remains that confirm this type of execution.
In 1962, German archaeologists found an ancient burial site about fifty miles north of Berlin. This cemetery from the Mesolithic period is considered one of the oldest in Europe.
The Man With No Tongue
By M.P. Pellicer (Stranger Than Fiction Stories)
In 1991, near the village of Stanwick in England, an excavation unearthed burials dating back to the Roman occupation of Britain approximately 1,500 years ago.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer