Human Skull
Two skeletons believed to be ancient human sacrifice, were discovered under the walls of a Korean castle. (Photo : Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Human sacrifices is a taboo nowadays, but as evidence suggests, it was largely part of the ancient culture in different nations. Recently, remains of ancient human sacrifices were discovered under the walls of a Korean castle.

First Evidence of Human Sacrifice

Two sets of skeletons possibly from the 5th century were unearthed under the walls of the Wolseong Palace (Moon Castle) in Gyeongju in South Korea, according to Seoul’s Cultural Heritage Administration. The area is known as the former capital of the Silla kingdom.

“This is the first archaeological evidence that folklore about humans being sacrificed for the foundations of buildings, dams or walls were true stories,” Choi Moon-Jung, spokeswoman for the Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, said in an interview.

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