A strange archaeological discovery can help to uncover the mysteries of the rites of the past

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A strange archaeological discovery can help to uncover the mysteries of the rites of the past

Babies were buried in the hats that were made from the skulls of other children.

Found an amazing and frightening discovery. On the coast of Central Ecuador was found the burial site of two infants who were buried for about 2100 years ago in the original “hats” made from the skulls of other children. The excavations were carried out from 2014 to 2016, but the details discovered discoveries, archaeologists have published only now.

Archaeological find in two infants in the “helmets” were found along with nine other graves in Salango, which is located on the coast of Central Ecuador. As the portal , the scientists haven't figured out the cause of death of infants and children, but have several hypotheses about the possible cause of their death. The team noted that this is the only known case where children's skulls were used for the burial of infants.

A Detailed study showed that the helmets were tightly covered the head of infants. Experts say that most likely, the skull older children had skin and flesh at that moment when they created helmets, because otherwise the hats without flesh could not stay together. Also the face of a baby stared through the vault of the skull and partly beyond the space that holds the brain, which, in turn, confirms assumptions of the archaeologists.

the remains of infants were found damaged, which indicate that the child suffered a pathological physical changes

This is not over. They also found that between the baby's head and helmet was a phalanx of the hand, but at the moment to identify the owner of the dice failed, but its study is still underway.

Researchers still don't know the reason why the skulls of the children's bones were placed on the heads of infants. Under some assumptions, it could be caused by a kind of ritual that would ensure protection in the afterlife unprotected shower newborns. Next to the remains of babies archeological team discovered statues with the image of their ancestors, which were made of stone. confirms the theory of a infants the rite and trying to “protect” the soul of the child.

Scientists suggest that a possible cause of death of infants could be malnutrition, which caused some deformation in the structure of their bodies. As you know, shortly before the burial of children the eruption of the volcano, which was covered with ashes, some areas of fertile land, which caused a decline in stocks of food.

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