While working on the Thames Water Project in Oxfordshire, a group of British engineers came upon a group of over 25 skeletons in a water pipe. The bodies have been estimated to be over 3,000 years old and predate the Roman conquest. And while this discovery is significant because of the age of the bones alone, the true wonder of these skeletons is that they're believed to be victims of ancient human sacrifice rituals.


As many of the bodies found would indicate, these ancient citizens died under unusual circumstances. One of the female skeletons was found with her feet cut off and her hands bound behind her head, while another was discovered with their skull between their feet

Archaeologists are currently investigating the remains and believe that these bodies will help uncover pre-Roman superstitions and beliefs held by members of this community.


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