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Posted on 12/28/2004 3:15:07 PM PST by blam
Human Sacrifice Was Common in Burnt City
Tehran (Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency) -- According to archeological research in the 5000-year-old burnt city, in eastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, sacrificing human beings was a common practice in ancient times.
After excavating a number of graves in the cemetery of the burnt city, the Iranian archeological team came across signs of murder and generally beheaded bodies.
During excavations in the burnt city cemetery, we came across a grave with only one skull buried along with gifts and personal items needed for the afterlife. There was also another grave in the form of a circle with 13 skulls arranged toward the outside. In the center of this circle, there were bones of a 45-year-old man and the skulls of 2 dogs, Mansoor Sajjadi, head of archeological team, told CHN.
According to Sajjadi, another grave contained a skeleton with its head below its feet along with 2 daggers. As all the deceased have been buried in religious ceremonies, it seems unlikely that they have been evil-doers punished for their crimes.
Burying the heads in a circle is a proof for the existence of a ritual among the people in the burnt city, but we need to do more excavations and research to come to a definite conclusion about the sacrifice ritual, Sajjadi said.
Burnt city ancient site in Sistan-Baluchistan province in southeastern Iran is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Iran. Though this site has been the subject of 8 seasons of archeological research, the experts do not still know what people resided in this city.
Well, looks as things sure haven't changed since then.
See, Father Abraham was onto something ~ bet a whole big bunch of folks back in his day were sick of their tribes being hunted down for use in human sacrifices.
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"Why did they have to kill the dogs?"
PETA is on the case.
...and they're still at it.
If Moses was 1450 bc, then when was Abraham?
Add 400 years of slavery, add lifetime of Joseph, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham....roughly 900 years???
That puts us back to 2300 bc or so....some 4300 year ago. We're still off by 700 years.
You give people a chance they'll start sacrificing somebody else every single time.
Children of Cain.
Must be democrats. :>)
Why is it called the "burnt city"?
Maybe someone left the stove on.
Wait a minute . . . you're supposed to know the answer to these things!
One of the most ancient sites in Iran is The Burnt City, located in the Eastern part of the country, South of Zabol in the region of Sistan. The unexpected appearance & the quick disappearance of the city baffled experts for years.
According to the excavations and researches, the Burned City has come to be known as one of the most important proofs of the independence of the eastern part of Iran from Mesopotamia.
Judging by the artifacts recovered in the area, the inhabitants seem to have been a race of intelligent people who were both farmers & builders of various crafts.
So far no military ware has been discovered, suggesting the peaceful nature of the residents. What is really strange about burnt city is the fact that it has no connection to any other old civilisations in the area, as if it completely came from elsewhere.
One of the prominent relics found in the Burned City is a skull that according to the anthropological studies, is the first evidence of brain surgeries in prehistoric Iran.
Antediluvian or survivors perhaps.
And they see no connection between these two things?
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Posted on 12/24/2004 11:47:31 AM PST by blam
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