6000-Year-Old Temple Possible Site of Animal Sacrifices

October 22, 2014 3:54 PM

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6000-Year-Old Temple Possible Site of Animal Sacrifices

A temple dating back about 6,000 years has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine, and ancient artifacts suggest that it was possibly a site of animal sacrifices, according to new research.

Inside the temple, about 197 by 66 feet (60 by 20 meters) in size, archaeologists found human-like figurines and sacrificed animal remains, as well as eight clay platforms that may have been used as sacrificial altars. A platform on the upper floor contained "numerous burnt bones of lamb," according...

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