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Uncanny Archaeology of Halloween


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« Reply #150 on: October 31, 2009, 01:35:28 am »

One can see why such legends spread, especially during plagues. During pandemics, it was common to reopen tombs and mass graves to bury other victims. This exposed people to bodies that were not completely decomposed, thus increasing dread and superstition among people who were already suffering pestilence and massive deaths.
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