(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists from South Korea managed to prove that during the construction of castles two millennia ago, in almost every case, ceremonies were carried out when people were sacrificed.
Such an unusual discovery was made by experts during excavations in the royal palace of Wolson. It was built back in 101 AD, when the Silla dynasty ruled. Korea JoongAng Daily reports.
Until 2017, stories of sacrifices in Korea during the grand construction were considered scary myths. In Wolson, however, human remains were discovered, which turned the stories into a terrifying reality.
Near the western entrance of the palace, archaeologists have found the remains of two people that date back to around the fifth century. Some of the bones belonged to a woman and others to a man. This discovery prompted experts to believe that sacrifices during the reign of the Silla dynasty were quite common.
Some time later, near the first place of discovery of the remains, archaeologists unearthed the bones of another woman. Jang Ki Myung talked about how even the smallest signs of a struggle were not present.
The first couple was at least 50 years old, and the second woman was about 20 years old. They were placed facing the sky and then sacrificed to the gods. Experts note that, most likely, these people belonged to the lowest class.
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