Thousands of War Captives Enslaved for Years Before Being Slain as Sacrifice in Prehistoric China

Human sacrifice has been known in many places around the world, including prehistoric China. At Yinxu, the capital of the Bronze Age Shang Dynasty, there are about 2,500 pits filled with victims of the gruesome practice. New bone analysis confirms suspicions about the torturous details of the practice, previously only based on early Chinese scripts.

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