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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

Nov 19, 2018

Archaeologists have found many unusual graves throughout Eastern Europe, graves in which stakes have been driven through the deceased's body. These burials, and the historical documents from the time, suggest that these individuals were suspected of being vampires by those that buried them. They are known as...


May 7, 2018

Different cultures dispose of their dead in different ways. One of these is excarnation, where the flesh is removed from the bones by exposing the body to the elements or with tools. One of the most famous examples of excarnation is Tibetan Sky Burial, or Jhator. In this episode, we discuss this and many other forms...


Nov 27, 2017

The Inca people of Peru are known for many things, but one of the most well known things that the Inca produced amongst those of us who are morbidly curious are the mummified remains of child sacrifices. One of the most famous of these, is Juanita the Ice Maiden.

 

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Jan 23, 2017

Deep within a cave in Spain, there is a pit where thousands of shattered bones have lain hidden for thousands of years. In this episode we learn who they belong to and why they might be there.

Sima de Los Huesos

(Image from the Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 33 (1997), p. 109-127)

 

 

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Sep 12, 2016

In this episode, we're going to discuss those miracles of preservation, Bog Bodies. Most of these naturally mummified corpses date to the Iron Age and died due to violence. We're going to ask the big questions: how they were made, who they were, and why they might have ended up in the bog.

 

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