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More evidence of human sacrifice during Silla era discovered at royal palace site
Updated: 2021-09-08 09:23:53 KST
More evidence has emerged of human sacrifices taking place during Korea's Silla era.
According to the Cultural Heritage Administration, the remains of a woman were found near the west walls of Wolseong Palace in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.
This the second such discovery, after the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered in 2017, just centimeters away from this one.
The walls were built between the 4th and 5th centuries, and experts presume the human sacrifices were a ritual for the safe construction of the walls.
Reporter : minjchoi@arirang.com