The Roundup #25

Lots of dead animals and decapitations this time around for some reason. I leave it to you to determine what if any significance that might have…


Evidence of sacrifice in the area around Aarhus in Denmark is being described as “not normal” after a site where a woman was decapitated and buried in a bog with eight dogs is discovered in an area resplendent for its bog burials.

An incredibly well-preserved skeleton of a horse – complete with its hooves – has been discovered in a necropolis at Faliro, outside of Athens, Greece.

Genome sequencing of seven skeletons from a cemetery in northern England attests to the cosmopolitan nature of the Roman Empire. The Guardian has also reported on this.

It appears that, approximately 10,000 years ago, a group of people were massacred on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya.

France has returned the head of a Khmer statue to be reunited with the body at Cambodia’s National Museum after 125 years in the Guimet Museum.

From the Smithsonian:

There are always people in history who are endlessly fascinated and intricately connected to the world they lived in and the way we understand our world now. One of these, John Dee, advisor and astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I of England, is the subject of this article and of a Victorian-era painting of him by Henry Gilland Glindoni.

From the Portland Press Herald:

The place where 19 people were hanged during the Salem Witch Trials in the late 17th century have been formally identified using ground penetrating radar


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