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Myanmar: Security forces face 'action' over killings

Rohingya men were hacked with swords or shot dead in the village of Inn Din and the bodies were buried in a mass grave.

Kurdish force killed detained IS fighters in Iraq, HRW says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Kurdish Asayish police force in Iraq last year executed dozens of Islamic State fighters in their custody and disposed of their bodies in a mass grave northwest of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said in report on Friday.

Mass grave of Viking army contained slaughtered children to help dead reach afterlife, experts believe

The grave of the four youngsters who may have been killed in a burial ritual CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL A mass grave of Viking warriors found in Derbyshire was accompanied by slaughtered children in a burial ritual enacted to help the dead reach the afterlife, archaeologists believe. Show More Summary

Ancient Viking Seafood Diet Helps Solve Mystery of Skeletal Army

A church in Derbyshire, England is the site of a new archaeological mystery as historians inch closer to identifying hundreds of skeletons found in a mysterious mass grave. Researchers discovered the skeletal remains of 264 confirmed individuals including several dozen females during excavations on St. Wystan’s Church in Repton carried out during the late 1970s... Read more »

AP finds evidence of mass graves, systematic killings in Myanmar

Observers increasingly believe genocide could be taking place in Myanmar, a Buddhist-majority nation. The post AP finds evidence of mass graves, systematic killings in Myanmar appeared first on Lion's Roar.

This Mass Grave May Belong to 'Great Viking Army'

Bones are yielding new clues about the massive, mysterious Viking forces that invaded England. A photo taken at a 1982 excavation of the gravesite shows remains from what may belong to the Great Viking Army. PHOTOGRAPH BY MARTIN BIDDLE For years, archaeologists were stumped. Show More Summary

Mass grave dates from Viking Era

Archaeologists from the Anthropology and Archaeology department at the University of Bristol has revealed that a mass grave discovered in the 1980s dates from Viking era thanks to Radiocarbon dating. The post Mass grave dates from Viking Era appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Midlands mass grave was burial site for Viking 'Great Heathen Army' war dead, new study reveals

The powerful Norse army was sent to invade the four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that constituted England in 865 AD. One of the female skulls excavated from the Repton burial site Cat Jarman In the 70s, a mysterious mass grave complex, containing the remains of hundreds of people, was unearthed by archaeologists in Repton, Derbyshire. Show More Summary

Myanmar government denies AP report of Rohingya mass graves

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only "terrorists" were killed and they were "carefully buried."

5 Stories In The News That Got Totally Lost In This Week’s Memo Frenzy

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Another school shooting, a failed abortion measure and newly discovered mass graves.

Myanmar denies report of mass graves in Rakhine

Myanmar officials have denied a report of five mass graves of Rohingya in a village in crisis-hit Rakhine, a border region gutted by a military crackdown on the Muslim minority. Myanmar troops are accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya, nearly 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh since last August. Show More Summary

Found: A Spiral Mass Grave in Mexico City

Religious sacrifice and elaborate funeral rites played important roles in a number of ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, including the Maya and the Aztecs. So it is with seeming regularity that archaeologists excavating under Mexico...Show More Summary

This Mass Grave in England May Hold the Skeletons of Hundreds of Viking Invaders

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In the late 9th century, Vikings across Scandinavia banded together to invade England.

Unearthed mass grave was likely burial site for Viking army members

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

A mass grave unearthed in Derbyshire may actually be a burial site for members of the Viking Great Army.        

Bones clue to 'lost' Viking army which made England

The mass grave was first excavated in the 1970s and 80s Martin Biddle A lost Viking army which was a "key part" of the creation of England may have been identified by archaeologists. More than 250 skeletons found at St Wystan's church, Repton, Derbyshire, have been dated to the 9th Century. Show More Summary

This Mass Grave May Belong to 'Great Viking Army'

Bones are yielding new clues about the massive, mysterious Viking forces that invaded England.

Myanmar denies report of new mass graves in Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar denied on Friday that there were mass graves in a village in troubled Rakhine state, where a military crackdown on insurgents has triggered the flight of nearly 690,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to neighboring Bangladesh.

Radiocarbon dating reveals mass grave did date to the Viking age

(University of Bristol) A team of archaeologists, led by Cat Jarman from the University of Bristol's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, has discovered that a mass grave uncovered in the 1980s dates to the Viking Age and may have been a burial site of the Viking Great Army war dead.

Mass Graves Suggest Systematic Killing Of Rohingya In Myanmar

A new report discloses at least five previously unreported mass graves in Myanmar, adding further evidence of the systematic killing of Rohingya Muslim civilians by the country’s military.

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