EUTOPIA
MONKS HAD THEIR FLESH RIPPED OFF BEFORE BURIAL: 1,000-YEAR-OLD MONASTERY IN SUDAN REVEALS THE GRISLY RITUAL
They may have lived peaceful lives, but it appears that monks living in Sudan 1,000 years ago did not have such a dignified ending. Researchers have excavated four ancient cemeteries in Sudan and revealed that many of the skeletons had signs of 'defleshing'. Marks on the skeletons' bones suggest that their flesh was removed shortly after death – although the reason for this remains a mystery.