Medieval Witches Graveyard Discovered In Italy

Medieval Witches Graveyard

Playing dice is the devil’s work, at least if you were a women in the middle ages. Good article leading up to the Halloween season.
~The Archivist

Here’s a macabre reminder of what happened to women who got out of line in medieval times. 800-year-old remains were found with seven nails driven through the jaw bone, leading archaeologists to conclude that the woman was believed to be a witch. The area in Tuscany is thought to be a witches graveyard, since another female skeleton was found surrounded by 17 dice, a game women were forbidden to play.

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