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The ancient town where they sliced their dead in half and buried them from the pelvis up
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10-29-2012 | Damien Gayle

Posted on 10/31/2012 11:26:08 AM PDT by Renfield

Residents of what is thought to be Europe's oldest town cut their dead in half and buried them from the pelvis up, according to archaeologists.

The newly discovered ancient settlement, thought to date back to 4700BC, is near the Bulgarian town of Provadia, about 25 miles from the country's Black Sea coast.

Archaeology professor Vassil Nikolov led the dig which focused on the town itself and its necropolis, where the strange and complex burial rituals were discovered....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ancientcity; ancienttown; archaeology; bulgaria; burials; godsgravesglyphs; provadia

Strange rituals: Some of the corpses found in the necropolis attached to what is thought to be Europe's oldest town were sliced in half and buried from the pelvis up

1 posted on 10/31/2012 11:26:09 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 10/31/2012 11:26:25 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I think that’s only half the story...


3 posted on 10/31/2012 11:29:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Renfield

they saved the bottom half because thats where most of the meat is


4 posted on 10/31/2012 11:36:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Sacajaweau

No matter how you slice it, this is one macabre story.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 11:36:16 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Renfield

Elbonians?

6 posted on 10/31/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by mikrofon (Mudder Lode)
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To: Sacajaweau
And I thought having sinners wearing a scarlet letter A was bad...;-)
7 posted on 10/31/2012 11:50:42 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Renfield

Maybe this is where the phrase “up to your ass in alligators” originated.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 11:54:47 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: Renfield

Is that a glass half-full or half-empty...or just a burial ground that is a cut above...


9 posted on 10/31/2012 11:57:38 AM PDT by Stayfree
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To: Renfield

It’s likely just a practical matter, they didn’t have to dig that large of a hole to fit a body in that way. They didn’t have steel shovels and frozen ground can be extremely tough to dig.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 11:59:36 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Stayfree

HALFrican?


11 posted on 10/31/2012 12:00:18 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Renfield
Since not all of them are "sliced", my best guess is that this site was dug up before with something that would "slice"....Are all the limbs present??

I don't think they're considering a lot of different options...so there can never be a conclusion....but it will generate GRANT MONEY forever!!!

12 posted on 10/31/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Renfield

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno


13 posted on 10/31/2012 12:04:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Renfield

It was to prevent them from voting.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 12:06:34 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Teflonic
They buried bodies in a sitting position in our area.

Something ain't right here.

Cannibals seem the most likely use of the parts.

15 posted on 10/31/2012 12:10:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Renfield

Maybe this is where the phrase “up to your ass in alligators” originated.


16 posted on 10/31/2012 12:15:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: Renfield

Don’t want all that leg meat to go to waste! Tasty!


17 posted on 10/31/2012 12:24:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Renfield

wow, looks like half the man he used to be


18 posted on 10/31/2012 12:25:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Renfield
Buried from the pelvis up. How do you do that?!
19 posted on 10/31/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal (On November 6th, AMERICA tells Obama to stand down.)
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To: Renfield
...they sliced their dead in half ...

So that doubles their votes for Obama then, right?

20 posted on 10/31/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Tasty!
21 posted on 10/31/2012 12:42:33 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Renfield

Practical, really. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, they won’t be able to walk.


22 posted on 10/31/2012 1:49:44 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Mr. K

You are one sick bunny, Mr K. Funny but sick.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Mr. K
I was going to post that this morning, but I am in the last phases of a cold and didn't need the grief.
24 posted on 10/31/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

In another nearby village, they buried the other half. That was the gay town.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 3:18:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield

“Did something happen to Grandma?”

“Disaster.”


26 posted on 10/31/2012 3:41:58 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: elcid1970

“It was to prevent them from voting”

...or running for office.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 6:33:39 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: marsh2

Maybe this was the original 3/5ths clause.

;^)


28 posted on 11/01/2012 6:56:24 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv

Wasn't this are also famous for it sausages?......

29 posted on 11/02/2012 6:31:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Renfield

I guess they reached their cut-off date and they didn’t want to go to waist...


30 posted on 11/02/2012 6:36:41 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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